The Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies (ACWS) invites applications for the post of Research Assistant (3 positions) via TISS Mumbai for a project at the Centre that seeks to bridge teaching of social sciences in English and in the regional languages.
The project seeks to address the linguistic gap in the preparation of teaching and learning materials through translations, seeking out original material produced in the regional languages, as well as its archiving as a resource.
Roles and responsibilities
Assistance in managing the overall project with the faculty at the ACWS; translation and transcription work and managing the database, web-resources and other online portals. Support in organizing workshops and seminars, assistance in documentation and research writing.
Required Qualification and skills
Master’s in Social Sciences with special focus and skills in Women and Gender Studies; demonstrated evidence of translation work into English from regional languages and vice versa. Computer skills as required.
Consolidated pay of 22,000/- p.m.
The position is initially for a period of 6 months from December 2020, and may be extended based on the performance of the candidate and requirements of the project.
Those interested may please forward an application with a cv, a sample of translation into English from any regional language material, along with the name of a referee and their email id/telephone number to the following email id: acws[at]tiss.edu.
- Last date for sending the applications: 28 November 5 pm
- Interview will be scheduled on 30 November 11.30 am. Eligible candidates will be requested to appear for an interview via zoom or google meet.
The Centre for Women’s Studies at TISS was recognized as an Advanced Centre by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2011 as part of its XI Plan (2007-2012). The Centre has been contributing significantly through the activities mandated by the UGC such as research, teaching, training, documentation, networking, dissemination and extension activities over the past three decades.
The Centre has the vision to emerge as a critical centre of feminist knowledge and activism, involved in gender related knowledge production and dissemination within the higher education system in India with its spheres of influence extending to social movements, state policy, and diverse socio-cultural, economic, and political institutions and processes.
More specifically in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, we at the Centre for Women’s Studies attempt to engage with other academic programs, in the spirit of interdisciplinary work. We hope this helps us make meaningful contributions to research, action projects and administrative policies of the Institute.