Administrative Officer, Test Development Specialist

Melbourne, Australia
Friday, 6 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 6 October 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Languages and Linguistics
Salary: $71,816 - $82,488 (UOM 5)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 9.5% super

Located in the Faculty of Arts, the School of Languages and Linguistics was formed in 1993 and hosts the following teaching and research programs: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and European Studies, as well as Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language. The School brings together a lively and engaging program of teaching and research that offers a wide variety of courses and subjects.

About the role

The Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC) within the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne is an international leader in research and development in language assessment and language program evaluation. To assist with meeting the demands in test development work relating to existing and new research projects / consultancies and test trial administrations, the Centre requires a Test Development Specialist.

The Test Development Specialist is responsible to the Director, LTRC and will assist with the operation of the LTRC within the organisational, policy and strategic framework established by the University and the School. The appointee will contribute to the success of the Centre and the School through carrying out work in test development and validation across a range of projects and through various administrative roles.

About you - skills and attributes will be highly regarded:

A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, experience in language test development and analysis for English language learners at various ages and in various contexts,excellent computer skills, including knowledge of statistical software packages such as Winsteps and SPSS and capacity to undertake complex tasks independently, as well as part of a team, and to work to tight deadlines.

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to

Position Description

Applications close: 06 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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