Slowly, but surely, the number of empirical research institutions nested in law schools continues to grow. One early example (established in 1998), UCLA Law School's Empirical Research Group, now seeks applications for a new Director. A brief description of the Group, and the Director position, follows.
"Director, Empirical Research Group (Req. 23141)
The Empirical Research Group was created in 1998 with the purpose to enhance the ability of UCLA law faculty to undertake and evaluate empirical research. ERG has become a model imitated to some degree by half-a-dozen other first-tier law schools around the United States.
The Director will continue and advance this empirical work at the law school. A strong candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in a field that emphasizes strong empirical research skills (e.g., economics, political science, policy, statistics, finance, or sociology). Candidates must be facile with current statistics, data analysis, and survey methods (e.g., regression, re-sampling, covariate balancing, etc.) and have experience using relevant statistical software (e.g., Stata, SAS, SPSS, and/or R). Computer programming ability sufficient to work with large data sets and to create stimulus materials for computer-based social science experiments is preferred. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence."
Interested applicants should click here for important application information (search on job requisition number: 23141).