Job: Center for Applied Linguistics: Research Assistant

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Research Assistant

Division/Program: Language Testing Division (LTD) and
Foreign Language CAL Services (Foreign Language Education Division)

Time Allocation: 17.5 hours per week (half time)

Salary: $30,000 - $36,000, depending on experience (Full-time salary to be

Position Available: Immediately


Will be responsible for coordination and research support to a variety of
projects on language assessment and teacher professional development on
language assessment.  The projects involve entering data into databases,
transcribing speech samples, coordinating meetings, administering oral
proficiency tests, conducting research on technology and other duties as


*       Entering data

*       Transcribing responses to tests

*       Administering oral proficiency tests

*       Conducting research on technology relevant to projects

*       Maintaining physical and electronic files

*       Coding and analyzing data

*       Initiating and maintaining contact with partners

*       Entering additional contacts and potential clients in Goldmine

*       Assisting in development of training materials

*       Creating and maintaining databases

*       Assisting in correspondence and coordination of meetings, trainings,
online courses with the Project Managers, Research Assistants, advisors and
other persons involved in the projects

*       Assisting in writing and editing research reports, articles,
proposals, conference presentations and other project-related products

*       Preparing information binders for meetings or trainings

*       Conducting library, Internet searches and other research activities.

*       Preparing preliminary budgets and tracking costs for foreign
language CAL services projects.


Education: Minimum:  B.A. Degree in Education, Psychology,
Language\Linguistics or related field.

Experience: Proficient with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.
 Must be flexible; organized; attentive to detail; and be able to prioritize
tasks from several projects.  Must work well both independently and
collaboratively with a team.

Must be available for occasional travel to meetings or conferences.


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
ATTN: Phyllis Tate, Recruitment 08-19

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Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC


Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone: (215) 898-7475
Fax: (215) 573-2138

Email: haroldfs at

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