job posting: SLA expert in Spanish (Duolingo)

Duolingo currently looking for an SLA expert in Spanish

https://jobs.lever.co/duolingo/403a46e4-113d-4a62-ba26-53f1717ba0a7


Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo.
We are looking for a second language acquisition expert with sizeable language teaching experience who has a vision for how Duolingo can teach better. You will join Duolingo’s research team and support our efforts to advance Duolingo’s mission through science.

Responsibilities:

    • Work side by side with talented researchers, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
    • Design curricula for Duolingo’s Spanish courses
    • Propose new exercises and features that will improve the learning experience
    • Create specific course content in Spanish
    • Help create assessment tools to measure how Duolingo users learn
    • Design research studies to assess the effectiveness of Duolingo and perform data analysis

Requirements:

    • PhD in linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, or a related field
    • Research expertise in second language acquisition
    • Skills in experimental design and data analysis
    • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
    • Experience teaching Spanish as a second language
    • Experience creating language curricula
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
    • A desire to make the world a better place through technology

Exceptional candidates will have:

    • Strong publication record in linguistics, learning sciences, or a related field
    • Good knowledge of statistics
    • High proficiency in and experience teaching both English and Spanish
    • Proficiency in additional languages