LINGUIST List 32.2532

Mon Aug 02 2021

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition: Manager, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 31-Jul-2021
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition: Manager, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Department: Learning and Curriculum
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Job Title: Senior Learning Scientist, Manager

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition


Duolingo is looking for an experienced applied researcher trained in learning sciences and educational research methods who is also passionate about people management. 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.

You Will:
- Provide high-level product guidance from the learning science perspective by translating research findings into concrete ideas that can be applied to Duolingo products
- Identify and apply appropriate research methods for several product-related goals: gaining insights into the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of Duolingo products and features, finding opportunities for improvement, or assessing the overall product effectiveness
- Be an effective manager of other learning scientists by helping them grow their technical and soft skills, guiding them in their career development, and advocating for their needs
- Collaborate cross-functionally on developing pedagogically-focused product features while maintaining regular communication with curriculum designers and content developers across teams so that their insights and experience are utilized during product development

You Have:
- Learning science expertise. You specialize in research at the intersection of learning sciences, cognitive psychology, and education.
- Experience with educational research. You are skilled in a variety of research methods used in education and can effectively collaborate with data scientists and user experience researchers.
- Management experience. You have at least 2 years of experience managing people, and you know what it takes to hire, train, and continue developing your reports.
- Coaching skills. You strike a balance between challenging your reports and nurturing them. You know how to deliver constructive feedback (and encourage your reports to do the same). You keep your reports fulfilled and moving forward in their careers.
- Creativity and applied focus. You are passionate about solving practical problems, and can think creatively about how to apply your knowledge in the context of developing an engaging educational app.
- Strong communication. You are an effective, honest, and personable communicator (both written and verbal). You are comfortable and effective speaking in front of groups of all sizes.

- Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, learning sciences, education, or a related field
- 2+ years of experience managing people
- Ability to work full-time from or relocate to Pittsburgh, PA

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...
- Passion for language learning and knowledge of multiple languages

To apply, please visit the application link below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Bozena Pajak

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