LINGUIST List 31.3085

Mon Oct 12 2020

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Manager, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 12-Oct-2020
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Manager, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning and Curriculum
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Curriculum Designer

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Teaching; Curriculum Design


We are looking for a world-class expert in language teaching and curriculum design who has strong organizational skills and experience leading the creation of educational content for digital products. You will lead a group of curriculum designers, and together you will help transform Duolingo course creation into an efficient, large-scale process. If you have strong expertise in curriculum design for digital products, love good organization and efficient processes, and have experience managing people, this job is for you! You will be part of our efforts to advance Duolingo's mission through evidence-based teaching. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, affecting how millions of people learn.

- Lead a team of 4-5 curriculum designers (and likely more in the future)
- Oversee the creation of language curricula and assessments for multiple Duolingo courses
- Develop standards and guidelines for course content across a variety of features (core lessons, explicit explanations, mini auditory practice, etc.)
- Propose and implement efficient processes for large-scale course content creation
- Help hire and train additional curriculum experts
- Collaborate across teams and stakeholders to deliver high-quality course content

- MA in applied linguistics, language studies, second language studies, instructional design, education, or a related field
- At least 3 years of experience working in industry in an education-related field (e.g., education technology, publishing)
- Leadership and people management experience
- Strong expertise in second language pedagogy and curriculum development
- Excellent project management skills and experience leading large-scale projects, especially in educational content creation
- At least intermediate proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese
- Outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- A desire to make the world a better place through technology
- Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA

Exceptional candidates will have:
- Ph.D. in applied linguistics, language studies, second language studies, instructional design, education, or a related field
- High proficiency in multiple languages

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Bozena Pajak

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