For those interested in empirical research of legal education and the legal profession, there is no better funding source than the LSAC Research Grant Program. The LSAC recently created a new position, which will supervise this program:
Law School Admission Council (LSAC), an educational service organization that develops and administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), seeks the following: Director of Educational Research.
Responsibilities include managing LSAC’s educational and social-science research activities, serving as principal investigator for selected research projects, managing Research Grant Program, and designing or reviewing survey instruments. Other responsibilities include providing program-evaluation advice and managing external evaluation services, keeping abreast of relevant current research and informing senior staff of important research developments, and supervising staff within the Educational Research Group.
Requirements include an earned Doctorate in Higher Education Research, Psychology, Sociology, Applied Statistics or related field and experience in the management of research conducted by others. A demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed, published research; grants management experience; and facility with various statistical software packages also required. Interest in research focusing on the pipeline to graduate and professional school helpful.
I have posted the full announcement, which has contact information, here.