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Feb 15, 2007

Linguist Needed -- Measurement, Inc.

Linguist Needed - full time

Reply to: job-278780622@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-02-14,  4:48PM EST

Measurement Incorporated (MI) would like to employ a linguist who will contribute to the development of automated essay scoring systems. The work is conducted in a collegial environment, with ample opportunity for creative contribution.

We are looking for a person with a college degree, preferably advanced, in linguistics or English. If you have experience or training in corpus linguistics, statistical methods, or computer programming, those are plusses.

MI is an educational assessment technology leader, constantly pursuing innovation, product differentiation, and a high level of quality. The Software Products team is developing award-winning online assessment and multimedia student/teacher resource solutions (Macromedia eLearning Innovation Award).

This is a full-time position, located at MI's home office in Durham, NC. You will enjoy all company benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, profit sharing, 401(k), and ESOP. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Company information can be found at www.measinc.com.


Gee, it's too bad this blog readership's only known degreed linguist just got a job elsewhere :-)

05:37 PM in News | Permalink


I ran across the above job listing on Craiglist and clicked on it because it looked cool. By funny coincidence, I've actually been doing some consulting work for the hiring company, which is an impressive place in many ways.

Right after 9/11, MI's owner gave $2,000 to each of the company's full time staff to do whatever made sense to them at the time -- a booster shot of goodwill and the opportunity to spread it further.

Posted by: Phil | Feb 19, 2007 5:40:38 PM

You're right, automated essay scoring is ludicrous, although perhaps the add is not about developing a computer program. It could only begin to be possible if the essays were typed, and if students could type essays I would do my job much better. I score essays at MI. As for the $2,000 dollars Hank gave to each salaried employee, he would have done far better to spend it on appropriate computer chairs for all readers. I can't think why he has never made this investment in nine years.

Posted by: Sophia | Mar 10, 2009 7:24:15 PM