University of Oregon, Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health

Position ID:UO-Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health-PCBH [#22469]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Children’s Behavioral Health
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Portland, Oregon 97209, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Psychology / All Areas
Education Research
Clinical Psychology
Social Work
Clinical Research (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/24, finished 2023/05/20)
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The University of Oregon (UO) has established The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health, a bold new approach to addressing the behavioral and mental health care needs of Oregon’s children. The Portland-based institute is made possible by a gift of more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.

The Ballmer Institute establishes a new national model for children’s behavioral and mental health care by uniting the UO’s top-ranked research programs, Oregon public schools, families, and community support groups in the creation and delivery of promotion, prevention, and intervention programs that can be part of the daily lives of children and adolescents. The Institute will serve K-12 students, while prioritizing the needs of children, adolescents, and families who have been persistently and/or historically underserved. The Institute will offer a new undergraduate degree program and a new graduate certificate program for educators, to train a new workforce that is well-equipped to meet children’s needs within schools and organizations. Tenure line faculty will work collaboratively with a staff of trained clinical faculty to provide support to students.

The Ballmer Institute is seeking to hire up to ten (10) open rank tenure-related faculty members in the area of child and adolescent behavioral health. Four new faculty hires are anticipated for Fall 2023 with search efforts continuing until all positions are filled. Candidates for these positions should have a program of research in child behavioral health which could include areas such as prevention science, intervention science, and/or health promotion with expertise in addressing the needs of historically and/or persistently underserved communities. Ballmer Institute faculty members will collaborate with existing faculty across the university to advance research that addresses health inequities and improving behavioral health outcomes for children and families. Based on faculty expertise and interest, a primary academic appointment will be made in either the College of Education or the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. All positions will be located within the Ballmer Institute at the new University of Oregon campus in Northeast Portland.

Successful candidates will contribute to the research and educational mission and vision of the Ballmer Institute, and the UO. They will contribute to the undergraduate programs in child behavioral health at the Ballmer Institute, as well as benefit from clear ties to doctoral and masters level training programs located at the UO, such as clinical psychology, developmental psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, prevention science, and special education. Successful candidates will conduct an active, externally funded research program and contribute to the science through professional publications and presentations; engage with community partners and university leaders through the Ballmer Institute; contribute to department, college, and university governance in a manner consistent with the needs of an AAU, major research university; and contribute to emerging continuing education and distributed learning activities. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from groups historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with populations from historically and persistently underserved communities.

The Department of Psychology (in the College of Arts and Sciences) and the College of Education at the UO form the foundation for this initiative. Together, these units have a long history of national and international recognition in the areas of prevention science and behavioral health, child and adolescent development, and research on child/family interventions that promote positive behavioral and mental health outcomes across the lifespan.

UO’s College of Education is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States. It supports scholarship in education and clinical services with its extensive research and outreach centers dedicated to enhancing national and international educational, prevention, and psychological practices. UO College of Education faculty are highly productive and are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the application of their research and implementation of evidence-based practices.

The Department of Psychology covers the entire field of basic psychological and clinically relevant research. Psychology faculty group themselves into four major areas: Clinical, Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience, Developmental, and Social/Personality. The faculty values interdisciplinary collaborations and open science and embraces basic as well as translational work with potential for societal impact. The department is committed to creating an inclusive community through its Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC). The clinical psychology PhD program at UO in particular has a long history of excellence, and is accredited by both APA and PCSAS.

Minimum Qualifications: ● Doctoral degree (required at time of appointment) in psychology, education, prevention science, public health, human development and family studies, social work, or other related field. ● Established record of scholarly productivity, commensurate for career stage. ● Established track record of (or potential for) external research funding. ● Expertise in child behavioral health, which could include prevention science, child and family health, health promotion, special education, and/or clinical interventions.

Preferred Qualifications: ● Program of research that includes addressing the needs of historically and/or persistently underserved groups/communities. ● Ability to train professionals to work in applied settings, such as schools and community health agencies. ● Ability to advise and supervise doctoral students in research. ● Demonstrated commitment to enhancing multicultural competencies and promoting equity, inclusiveness, and social justice in research, training, and applied work. ● Interest in working with a multidisciplinary research team that includes faculty with interests in behavioral health from diverse academic disciplines. ● Interest or experience in working closely with community groups/partners. ● Ability to work collaboratively and collegially across academic departments and the university

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research contributions and future plans, (2) teaching experience and approach, and (3) personal contributions and/or plans to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants are strongly encouraged to address in their statements how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue the mission and goals of the Ballmer Institute in their work. Three referees should also be identified in the application; letters of recommendation will only be requested if applicants advance to further rounds of consideration.

Review of applications will begin by November 1, 2022. Administrative questions can be sent to Jen Flores at, and any other questions about the search can be sent to co-chairs, Beth Stormshak and Jennifer Pfeifer

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