Test Specialist, Reading Comprehension Focus

Law School Admission Council
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions


Test Specialist, Reading Comprehension Focus

Job Code: TS - IHE


Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit educational service organization. LSAC develops and administers the LSAT, a high-stakes entrance examination for law schools that assesses reading and reasoning skills. LSAC is seeking highly motivated individuals who are eager to participate in the development of the LSAT, a gateway to legal education and a career in the law.




Primary Responsibilities:




The successful candidate will join a team of Test Specialists who develop high-quality questions for the LSAT. The position requires the writing, review, and revision of questions that are designed to assess high level reading and critical thinking skills, with a particular focus on Reading Comprehension questions. Test Specialists also ensure that LSAT questions are fair to all members of the diverse LSAT test taking population. Other duties may include participating in the review and development of informational and test preparation materials and in research related to the LSAT.










Strong critical thinking skills, a broad background in liberal arts, and precise and fluent use of Standard Written English are necessary. Experience in college teaching is desirable. Demonstrated organizational skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and the ability to meet deadlines are required. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Educational qualifications include an MA in literature, rhetoric and composition, philosophy, classics, history, or some related discipline requiring strong reading, reasoning, and analytical skills. A PhD is a plus. Alternatively, candidates with an MFA in non-fiction writing who can demonstrate the required skills will also be considered.




LSAC is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.




Salary: $68,000 per year or more depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits are highly competitive.




How to Apply:




Please forward vitae, a letter of application including the following Job Code, and a list of references to:




C. Rommel, HR Section

Law School Admission Council

Job Code: TS – IHE

P.O. Box 40, Newtown, PA 18940

FAX: 215.504.3808

E-mail: employment@LSAC.org


Only resumes with salary requirements will be considered.


Application deadline is July 31, 2017



LSAC takes great pride in its dedication to being an EOE/AA Employer. All qualified individuals, including minorities, women and people who are differently abled, are encouraged to apply.