Learning Scientist / Spanish Expert, PhD

Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo. 

We are looking for a talented Spanish language expert with an innovator’s mindset regarding language teaching. You will be part of our new initiative to reimagine and revamp Duolingo courses, and you will bring a vision of new directions for teaching Spanish with technology. You will join Duolingo's team of learning scientists, who have expertise in linguistics, curriculum development, and language research, to support our efforts to advance Duolingo's mission through evidence-based teaching. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, affecting how millions of people learn.

  • 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
  • Help design research studies to assess the effectiveness of Duolingo

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

  • Strong publication record in linguistics, learning sciences, or a related field
  • High proficiency in and experience teaching both Spanish and English
  • Working proficiency in French, German, or Italian

Learn more about some of our benefits at the bottom of this page! Here is a sample:
  • Competitive salaries and generous equity
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 20 days of paid time off 
  • 401(k) with generous match
  • Flexible hours

Please submit either a resume or an academic CV.

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