Call for applications
The Production Team invites applications for a Research Assistant to work on the Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak Project. Supported by a SSHRC Partnership grant, the Six Seasons project involves many partners and collaborators engaged in the vital work of reclaiming the languages, histories, and knowledges of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak (Rocky Cree). The Production Team’s major goals are to create a series of picture books and digital apps based on the six seasons of the Rocky Cree using information generated from the Story, History, and Archaeology teams. This research position will help collect material for an acoustic archaeology soundscape for inclusion in the production of the picture book app for the second text in the Six Seasons series. This position will include museum and archival visits, working with collection databases, and producing annotated bibliographies covering various aspects of related artistic, land-based, and experimental soundscape projects. Experience with the audio editing program Audacity is an asset but not necessary. The expectation is that the successful applicant will work 5-10 hours per week for approximately 10-12 weeks.
Eligibility: undergraduate students who have completed at least 60 credit hours and graduate students from related disciplines including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Education, English, Cultural Studies, History, History of Art, Indigenous Studies, and/or Writing and Rhetoric. All qualified students are encouraged to apply. In accordance with this project, preference will be given to Indigenous students.
Please address your letter of application to Dr. Jennifer Robinson, Department of English. Along with a letter, please include a resumé and the names of two faculty members who have agreed to provide references for you.
Please submit your application and direct any questions to:
Larissa Wodtke, Project Manager, Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak
Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (room 3C26)
Closing date for the receipt of applications is January 10, 2019.