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The Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute currently has three opportunities available:

Executive Director Search

California State University, Dominquez Hills is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Director of the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute.

Reporting to the Office of the President, the executive director will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Institute, increasing awareness of issues fulfilling the Institute’s mission via commissioned research and white papers, and raising funds to support its activities via grants and donations.

Due Date: Open Until Filled
First Review Date of Applications: June 12, 2017


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

California State University, Dominquez Hills is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute.

Reporting to the executive director, the fellow will actively contribute to the running of the Institute. In addition to conducting their own research, the post-doc will be expected to attend and contribute to Institute activities such as organizing conferences and symposia, and liaising with community organizations and scholars. The fellow may request to teach a course on a topic of their own choosing. The incumbent may share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, and other functions as may be assigned.

The Dymally Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is awarded to qualified researchers within 3 years of having obtained their doctorate to carry out an independent research program. The research plan must address questions within the scope and interest of the Dymally Institute. Multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and all disciplinary perspectives including Arts, Health Science, Natural Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences are invited.

First Review Date of Applications: June 26, 2017.


Request for Research, Scholarly, or Creative Activity Grant Applications

This RFA solicits and encourages research, scholarly, or creative activity proposals that result in papers focused on African and African-American Issues both domestically and internationally ranging from a broad array of perspectives that research and/or produce creative activity that:

  • Influence public policy dealing with African American political and economic development issues in California and beyond;
  • Explore and document the professional lives and achievements of African American public-elected officials, business leaders, and policy makers;
  • Explore and document the impact of political, social and economical issues on African American communities and other disadvantaged communities;

Multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary proposals in all fields are invited. Additionally, proposals engaging undergraduate student researchers are highly encouraged.

Award Amount: Typical grant awards will not exceed $20,000 for one year inclusive of reassigned time for faculty involved with the project, pending an approved budget.

Due Date: June 2, 2017