Middle/Junior High thru High School, Higher Education, Government/Business/Non-Degree Institute
Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo.
Our ideal candidate has a PhD in linguistics or a related field, is a polyglot, has experience teaching a second language, and has excellent knowledge of language typology. You will be part of our new initiative to reimagine and revamp Duolingo courses, supporting curriculum development for languages you might not even be familiar with (hence the linguistics / language typology requirement!). You will join Duolingo’s learning sciences team and be part of advancing Duolingo’s mission through research-based practices. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, affecting how millions of people learn.
This is an onsite position in Pittsburgh, PA; remote work is not a possibility. We will consider candidates at different levels of seniority, from recent PhD graduates to more senior candidates with years of work experience. The job rank will be adjusted accordingly.
Work side by side with talented learning scientists, curriculum experts, community specialists, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
Help design curricula and specific content for a variety of Duolingo language courses
Help create assessment tools to measure how Duolingo users learn
Help recruit, train, and supervise other language experts developing Duolingo courses
Guide product development to support teaching a variety of languages
PhD in linguistics, applied linguistics, language (with a linguistic focus), education, or a related field
Experience teaching language and/or developing language curricula
Familiarity with the principles of second language acquisition and teaching
Solid research/theoretical knowledge of language typology
Basic proficiency in multiple languages, including at least two of the following: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA
A desire to make the world a better place through technology
Exceptional candidates will have:
Project management experience
Experience supervising others
Experience creating language assessments
High proficiency in Spanish and French (in addition to some knowledge of other languages)
Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student.
Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.
There are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities. Unfortunately, learning a language is expensive and inaccessible to most.
We created Duolingo so that everyone could have a chance. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.
Duolingo is used by the richest man in the world and many Hollywood stars, and at the same time by public schools students in developing countries. We believe true equality is when spending more can't buy you a better education.