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Julie and Keith Thomson Faculty Chair and HEDCO Clinic Director, Associate Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor Rank

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Departmental affiliation will depend on candidate expertise and interests
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
Committee will begin to review applications October 15, 2018; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

Please upload the following documents into your online application:
(1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this faculty position,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) 3 peer-reviewed publications (please upload publication materials as one document)

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s College of Education (COE) announces the opening of a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of associate or assistant professor to serve as Julie and Keith Thomson Chair and inaugural Director of the HEDCO Clinic. Candidates with experience in a leadership role related to research and service delivery in a clinical setting, such as a university-based clinic, VA hospital or research hospital, are highly encouraged to apply. We seek a faculty member with the leadership, clinical and research skills necessary to bring the HEDCO Clinic to the highest levels of accomplishment.

Responsibilities will include directing all clinical and research activities of our College of Education HEDCO Clinic. The position requires facilitating, building and integrating clinical practice and research across programs and specialty clinical services. The director will work in a team that includes finance and operations, program directors, principal investigators, and post-doctoral trainees. The Director will also conduct an independent research program, obtain external research funding, collaborate with COE faculty, and teach occasional graduate (e.g., practica, assessment) or undergraduate courses in the College of Education.

The successful candidate will have rigorous research experience and/or trajectory with the potential for, or a history of, obtaining external research funding. Demonstrated clinical expertise to facilitate clinical research direction, student training, and clinical program support is required. We seek candidates with strong multicultural competencies to contribute to one or more of our many accredited undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

For questions about this position, please contact Beth Stormshak, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair,

Department or Program Summary
The College of Education at the UO has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The College is a community of scholars devoted to scholarly excellence and creating a learning and research environment that seeks diverse perspectives, demands equity, and fosters inclusion. It is home to a dozen research and outreach units, two training clinics – including the HEDCO Clinic, and a highly productive faculty who are national and international leaders in prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve the lives of children and families.

The HEDCO Clinic is a multi-disciplinary, innovative training clinic within the College of Education that is staffed by a team of faculty and students who provide comprehensive, research-based services to a range of different populations, including early childhood, school-age children, adolescents, and adults. Behavioral interventions for children and families with a range of presenting problems are provided through clinical training across a number of different accredited academic programs in the College of Education. The clinic provides services in the areas of autism, learning disability, speech and language therapy and development, cognition and brain injury, couples interventions, family treatment, and reading and mathematics improvement.

College of Education graduate programs are some of the highest ranked in the country for both research scholarship and graduate education, including the School Leadership Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Special Education Programs. Faculty are dedicated to enhancing multicultural competencies, promoting social justice, and promoting education and prevention sciences and practices.

Our faculty are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational and social service leaders. We look forward to welcoming a colleague to join this vibrant, successful, and collaborative faculty and to contribute to our scholarly strength in evidence-based practice implementation with underserved individuals and families.

Minimum Requirements
• Earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D, or MD) in an area central to conducting clinical research, such as Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology, Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, Speech Pathology, Special Education, Social Work/Public Health, or a closely related field
• Eligibility for appropriate licensure to practice in Oregon
• Increasingly responsible experience working and directing the work of others in a clinical setting; university-based, or public or private health care setting
• A record of scholarly productivity and excellence commensurate with level of experience
• Potential for a record of conducting, administering, and sustaining a program of scientifically rigorous research
• A record of, or evidence of potential for, obtaining external research funding
• A record of teaching, mentoring, and/or supervising graduate students
• Commitment to equity in research, clinical, teaching, and service activities
• Demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate level university courses

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience and/or research interests with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
• Managerial experience in a clinical setting; university-based, or public or private health care setting
• Excellent communication skills for translating research findings for policy makers, intervention teams, community leaders, and research and evaluation specialists ‬‬
• An established area of substantive research interest that complements existing COE faculty research

About the University
The College of Education at UO includes four academic departments and a range of academic majors, including communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, and educational studies. The College of Education ranks 13th among all graduate institutions of education in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings. The College of Education includes a network of centers, research institutes, and outreach units that supports federal grant funding and direct community service.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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