LINGUIST List 32.2481
Tue Jul 27 2021
Jobs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Scientist: DuoLingo
Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>
Dalia Shehata <dalia
Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Scientist: DuoLingo, Pennsylvania, USA E-mail this message to a friend
University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning & Curriculum
Web Address: https://careers.duolingo.com/students
Job Title: Learning Scientist - SLA & Assessment
Job Rank: Scientist
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Help us shape the future of education.
Our mission is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. With 500 million total users worldwide, Duolingo is the most popular way to learn a language online.
As a new grad at Duolingo, you’ll make an impact by working on real projects that affect our millions of users, while developing your career through hands-on learning and mentorship.
We are looking for a soon-to-be Ph.D. graduate with research expertise in second language acquisition and assessment. At Duolingo, you will have an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, where you see the immediate impact of your work on millions of learners worldwide.
More information on our University Programs can be found at university.duolingo.com
What you’ll do...
Collaborate on the development of in-app assessments in a variety of languages to evaluate learner achievement across all language skills
Help design and conduct research studies aimed at assessing the overall efficacy of Duolingo products and features
Gain insights from analyzing user accuracy and in-app behavior data and communicate findings both internally and externally
What we’re looking for…
Ph.D. degree. You are currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in applied linguistics, second language studies, TESOL, or a related field. Your graduation date must be between December 2021 and August 2022.
Research expertise. You demonstrate strong research ability in second language learning, preferably in language assessment and/or computer-assisted language learning.
Experience with language testing. You have good foundational knowledge in language assessment and experience designing and developing assessments, analyzing test results, and evaluating quality of tests.
Data analysis skills. You have strong skills in statistics and data analysis, especially as they relate to assessing the outcomes of language learners at different proficiency levels.
Language knowledge. You know at least one language other than English.
Strong communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience working in industry, especially in educational technology
At least basic knowledge of Spanish and/or French
Why you’ll love working here…
Language learning opportunities
Catered in-house lunches, and breakfast and dinner options
PTO and company holidays
Frequent company-wide dinners, monthly celebrations, social clubs, and so much more!
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: https://careers.duolingo.com/?type=New%20Grad#openings
Recruiter Dalia Shehata
Page Updated: 27-Jul-2021