LINGUIST List 32.2500

Wed Jul 28 2021

Jobs: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics: Scientist, DuoLingo

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 26-Jul-2021
From: Dalia Shehata <>
Subject: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics: Scientist, DuoLingo, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning & Curriculum
Web Address:
Job Title: Learning Scientist - Cognitive Psychology of Learning

Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics


We are looking for a soon-to-be Ph.D. graduate with research expertise in an area of learning sciences. 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 with team members across different roles on improving existing learning-focused product features or developing new ones
Contribute a learning science perspective by sharing with the team relevant research findings and translating them into concrete ideas that can be applied to Duolingo products
- Provide hands-on support with any ad hoc tasks that would benefit from a learning-expert perspective, such as UX research or analyses of in-app experiment data
- Ensure regular communication and collaboration with curriculum designers and content developers on other teams, bringing their insights and experience to product development

What we’re looking for…
Ph.D. degree. You are currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in cognitive science, cognitive psychology, (psycho)linguistics, or a related field. Your graduation date must be between December 2021 and August 2022.

Research expertise. You specialize in research in an area within learning sciences, including (but not limited to) language development, second language acquisition, statistical learning, non-native speech perception & learning, categorization & category learning, analogical learning, or memory.
Data analysis skills. You have strong skills in data analysis and are comfortable using tools such as R, Python, or SQL.

Language knowledge. You know at least one language other than English.
Strong communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Exceptional Candidates:
Passion for language learning and knowledge of multiple languages
Experience with foreign language teaching

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Recruiter Dalia Shehata
Phone: 6109059805

Page Updated: 28-Jul-2021