The University of the Fraser Valley’s South Asian Studies Institute (the Institute) invites applications from a qualified Political Science Researcher who wishes to be considered for the position of Social Scientist : South Asian Canadian Legacy Project (SACLP) for a two-year term.
Terms of the position are subject to government funding guidelines.Under the direction of the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute at UFV and a Working Team, the Social Scientist will take a critically important role in researching and recording the labour movements in BC that involved South Asian Canadians over the last century as part of the South Asian Canadian Digital Archive (SACDA).
SACLP is a multi-faceted diverse history-heritage project that includes initiatives in public education, K-12 curriculum, travelling exhibits, social history, labour movements and a Canadian digital archive.
The work of the Social Scientist is anchored within an interdisciplinary SACLP strategy to engage with the larger South Asian Canadian community, relevant stakeholders and leaders in BC.
The strategy will mobilize community stakeholders, government agencies, the historic and heritage sectors, unions and collective groups, the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sectors, civic centers, and businesses in BC to capitalize on inter-connected networks.
The Social Scientist will work with colleagues and program partners internally at UFV and externally across BC. You will research archival information and develop an online archival record and resource on labour movements across BC including the work of unions, activist organizations and individuals that have had relevance to BC’s South Asian Canadian communities.Responsibilities include :
The applicant will have a proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment, and work to deadlines, multiple demands, and priorities
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