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.

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.