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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.

Executive Director

Reporting to Dr. Patrick Phillips, the provost and senior vice president, the Executive Director is the chief academic and administrative leader of the Institute. The Executive Director is responsible for a broad set of academic, administrative, and research functions that require the ability to exercise independent judgment. The Executive Director will guide the development of the Institute as a live-learning laboratory where researched-based discoveries are rapidly translated into interventions and programs in schools and other public health settings to address the behavioral and mental health crisis and needs facing children, K-12. The Executive Director will recruit and manage faculty (including an initial group of 10 tenure-related faculty and 15 clinical faculty and staff in Portland. These individuals will work in concert with a diverse community of stakeholders, to create forward-looking curricula, research, and clinical services that promote and support children’s behavioral health.

The Executive Director will establish the Institute’s national and international reputation within the field of children’s behavioral health. They will oversee the development and implementation of a vision to attract funding, talent, and institutional support to The Ballmer Institute. The Executive Director will leverage resources to create a distinctive profile for The Ballmer Institute within the national scientific and educational communities.

The Executive Director will have a primary appointment in The Ballmer Institute, with secondary appointments in other University units as appropriate to the Executive Director’s scientific or professional background.

The University of Oregon has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with the Executive Director search. Please refer to this link for the full position profile and application submission process.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant (EA) is responsible for providing high-level administrative, analytical, data, and project management support for the Executive Director and the growing leadership team at the Ballmer Institute. In this position, you'll serve as a key advisor for the Executive Director and leadership team on both strategic and tactical matters, providing innovative and creative solutions to execute Baller Institute goals and objectives. This position requires the ability to work independently, exercise good judgment regarding highly sensitive/confidential issues, and excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.

Tenure-Related Faculty

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.

Clinical Professor

Clinical professor faculty (assistant, associate, or professor rank) serve as the essential link between teaching and practice at The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health. Clinical professor faculty are partners in applied research and the delivery of comprehensive, responsive, evidence-based behavioral health services at schools, healthcare, and community training sites. Clinical professor faculty work in coordination with urban school districts and other training site staff to deliver promotion and prevention programs/interventions aimed at improving the behavioral health and wellness of all children and adolescents.

Pro Tem Lecturer - Open Pool Ballmer Institute

The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon seeks qualified applicants diverse in culture and experience for its children’s behavioral health graduate-level instructor pool. The pool is for part-time, temporary, limited duration teaching appointments not to exceed one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years.

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.