Open Positions

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Open Positions 



Launched in 2022, The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon represents a bold new approach to promote the behavioral health and wellness of children and adolescents in Oregon and beyond. Our Portland-based effort is currently looking for top professionals and researchers to drive our efforts.

Interested in working at the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health in Portland? Current openings are listed below.


Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant

We are seeking applications for a full-time Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant under the guidance of the Director of Program Evaluation, Dr. Prerna Martin.  The Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant will support all program evaluation efforts and will work with research investigators to implement large-scale research projects within the Institute. The Research Assistant will provide overall project management to oversee daily research operations including training and oversight of a team of undergraduate research assistants. The Research Assistant will also engage in a range of research & compliance activities including participant recruitment, scheduling, data collection, analysis, and management of IRB protocols.

The position is based in Portland, OR. (Hybrid Eligible)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 05/01/2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until the position is filled.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Clinical Professor

The Ballmer Institute has openings for multiple clinical professor faculty (assistant, associate, or professor rank). Clinical professor faculty serve as the essential link between teaching and practice. They are partners in delivering instruction, supervision of students, and the modeling and training of the child behavioral health specialist role within K12 schools, health care systems, and other community settings. Clinical professor faculty work in coordination with training site staff to deliver evidence-based interventions to promote well-being and prevent mental health problems from developing and worsening in children and adolescents. Individuals with experience in mental health screening, behavioral health promotion, evidence-based prevention and intervention approaches for youth mental health, and strategies to address disparities in access to behavioral health services for youth from historically and persistently underserved communities are encouraged to apply.

All positions will be located within the Ballmer Institute at the new University of Oregon campus in northeast Portland.

Application review begins April 15, 2024; position open until filled.



The University of Oregon is committed to cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion. The university encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

More information about working at the University of Oregon, including details about the benefits package for eligible employees, is available on the Human Resources website.