Senior Language Curriculum Manager, PhD

Help improve the learning effectiveness of Duolingo

We are looking for a world-class expert in the field of language learning who can put their knowledge and innovative ideas into practice. You will lead a group of language curriculum experts, and together you will reimagine and revamp Duolingo courses. You will be part of 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. 

Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team of 4-5 curriculum experts
  • Oversee the creation of effective curricula and assessments for 5-10 languages at a time
  • Recruit and train additional curriculum experts
  • Propose improvements to course creation tools
  • Give input to product development to support effective teaching of a variety of languages

Requirements:
  • PhD in linguistics, cognitive psychology, learning sciences, or a related field
  • At least 3 years of post-PhD experience working in an education-related field, either in academia or industry (e.g., education technology, publishing)
  • Leadership and people management experience
  • Experience in second language pedagogy and/or curriculum development
  • Research expertise in the field of language learning, (applied) linguistics, or education
  • Outstanding 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:
  • Native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the following language: German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French

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