Becoming an LSAC Test Specialist: Job Posting

Ever wondered how someone becomes an LSAC Test Specialist? I've conducted several interviews with a former writer of LSAT test questions, and, in them, he does talk about his background a bit.

However, I recently came across a job posting from LSAC. They're looking for a new test specialist to join their team. While it might be considered a conflict of interest to write test questions and then take the exam itself, if you're not sure about law school, this could be an alternate career path.

I'm including the job posting below.


Job category: Other (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent

AOS: Some training in logic, broad background in liberal arts and precise and fluent use of Written English.

AOS categories: Philosophy of Language, Logic

AOC: Educational qualifications include an MA and doctoral level work in philosophy, linguistics, & literature.

Workload : Full time

Vacancies 1

Organization's reference number 210449

Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States

Job description: 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 reasoning and reading skills. LSAC seeks the following:

Test Specialist

Job Code: TS-JP

Test Specialists are part of a team that develops high-quality questions for the LSAT that are sensitive to the diversity of the LSAT population. The position requires the writing, review, and revision of questions that are designed to assess informal reasoning and deductive reasoning skills. Other duties may include participating in the review and development of informational and test preparation materials as well as participating in research related to the LSAT.

Some training in logic, 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 and doctoral-level work in philosophy, theoretical linguistics, literature, or some related discipline requiring strong reading, reasoning, and analytical skills. A PhD is preferred.

Salary:  $65,000 per year or more depending on qualifications and experience.  Benefits are highly competitive.

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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

P.O. Box 40, Job Code TS-JP

Newtown, PA 18940

Fax: 215-504-3808


Application deadline is March 2, 2015.

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

Job posting was initially on (link).

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