Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship Starting Spring 2018 with the Landscapes of Injustice Partnership Project

Landscapes of Injustice is a seven-year (2014-2021), multi-sector, interdisciplinary project on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The research collective will create a traveling museum exhibit, teaching materials for elementary and secondary schools, educational websites, popular and scholarly publications, and public presentations across Canada. Our partnership team includes 16 institutions and 33 specialists from universities, community organizations, and museums across Canada. The project is funded by a major grant and by the participating institutions (see: ).

The dispossession of Japanese Canadians is a story about the violation of human and civil rights at a time of perceived insecurity, about measures taken in the name of national defense that made no one safer, about the enduring harms of mass displacement and the loss of home, and about the resilience people confronting injustice. It is a story for our times.


The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist Sherri Kajiwara, Director|Curator of the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) and Leah Best, Head of Knowledge Royal BC Museum (RBCM), in the development of the traveling exhibit for the Landscapes of Injustice project. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of exhibit development, production, mobilization, communication, and promotion. She/he will be responsible for project coordination, contribute to exhibit related publications, and furthermore contribute to the advancement of exhibit dissemination to museums and institutions across Canada, with possible destinations abroad.  The position will be based primarily at the NNM in Burnaby, BC with travel to the RBCM in Victoria or other institutions and repositories as required.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $42,500/year and is renewable for a total of two years. Additional funds will defray the cost of the Postdoctoral Fellow’s travel for research and presentation of project materials.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, three letters of recommendation and if available, a writing sample. Please e-mail applications to Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross, Project Director, Landscapes of Injustice, at We will begin to review applications on December 11, 2017 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For more information, email our project at