LINGUIST List 32.2481

Tue Jul 27 2021

Jobs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Scientist: DuoLingo

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 26-Jul-2021
From: Dalia Shehata <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Scientist: DuoLingo, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning & Curriculum
Web Address:
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

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.

Exceptional Candidates:
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
Company-wide Hackathon
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:
Contact Information:
Recruiter Dalia Shehata
Phone: 6109059805

Page Updated: 27-Jul-2021