English/Mandarin Research Specialist Intermediate

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Job description

Minimum Education

  • Degree Required

Minimum Experience
Some – up to 4 years

The Department of Human Services in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for an English/Mandarin Research Specialist Intermediate (wage) position. The incumbent develops and designs an instrument and learning materials focused on helping students learn mandarin Chinese. Responsibilities include collaborating with principal investigator (PI) on project design and production, project implementation, coordination of recruitment for trial-run, data collection efforts, and data analysis. Incumbent consults with experts in the field to get feedback on project. Work is anticipated to be 10 hours per week.

A Master’s degree in Linguistics or Cognitive Science is required, as is at least one year of experience developing foreign language training materials or teaching the Chinese language. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be highly proficient/native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and English and must have knowledge of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) . In addition knowledge of Acoustic phonetic software PRATT and Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) are required.

This is an at-will wage position that does not carry benefits.

How to apply

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621225. Complete a job application online and attach a cover letter and resume.

For questions about the position or application process please contact Nicole Robinson, Human Resources Generalist, at nr7f@virginia.edu.

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.