Job: CAL Research Associate in Language Education and Academic Development

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Research Associate

Division: Language Education and Academic Development (LEAD)

Hours per week: Full time (35)

Salary:  $48,420 - $73,973 FTE per annum, depending upon qualifications

Position Available:  June 2009


Work as part of a research team on reviewing literature, curriculum development, and professional development for experimental studies focused on literacy learning in language-minority students, sheltered instruction, and ESL/bilingual instruction. Ample opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed journals.


*	Collaborate in the development and validation of vocabulary and comprehension assessments for language minority children in elementary and middle grades

*	Collaborate in the development of curriculum to build vocabulary and comprehension in elementary and middle grades language minority students

*	Assist in developing sheltered science curriculum for middle grades language minority students

*	Plan and conduct professional development workshops for teachers related to implementing sheltered science curriculum

*	Create appropriate databases and supervise data entry for projects described above

*	Assist in data analysis (most likely qualitative)

*	Correspond with co-researchers, other colleagues, project teachers, and others as needed

*	Respond to inquiries about projects

*	Other tasks as assigned.

NOTE:  Some travel will be required.


Education: Completed PhD or ABD (all but dissertation) status preferred

Experience: Knowledge of language and literacy instruction in K-8 ESL or bilingual classrooms in the U.S. required; preference for candidates with classroom teaching experience in the U.S. and experience developing curriculum;  excellent writing (in English), organizational, and computer skills needed; and ability to work both independently and with colleagues.


CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

In accordance with INS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.


4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
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