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Clinical Professor (open rank)

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction, Psychology

Department: The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
Rank: No Rank
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

November 1, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online with a CV, Cover Letter, and Teaching Evaluations. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will only take place as positions become available and will continue until positions are filled. 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.

Department Summary

The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health, based in Portland, Oregon, establishes a new national model for behavioral and mental health care by uniting UO’s nationally recognized research programs in education, psychology, and prevention science, Oregon public schools and 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. This groundbreaking initiative was announced on March 1, 2022, and made possible by the extraordinary gift of more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy. The Institute will serve youth K-12 while prioritizing the needs of children, adolescents, and families who have been persistently and/or historically underserved.

Position Summary

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.

Clinical professor faculty oversee the integration of Ballmer Institute undergraduate students at training sites providing instruction and supervision while maintaining alignment and communication with site staff. Clinical faculty will be expected to provide direct behavioral health services and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as aligned with their areas of professional, instructional, or research experience in a way that prepares students to engage effectively with youth K-12 from a great variety of backgrounds.

Clinical professor faculty who have effectively worked to address disparities in one of the priority areas: behavioral health promotion and prevention, mental health risk screening, and indicated behavioral health care for youth experiencing emerging behavioral health problems in historically and persistently underserved communities and/or indigenous communities are encouraged to apply.

The UO is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees, and envisioning collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace inclusion. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment.

Opportunities for summer funding may be available.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for Assistant Clinical Professor:
• Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, education, nursing, or related behavioral health field
• Experience teaching or supervising students at the university level, including community college teaching
• Current Oregon professional license in an area aligned to training OR license eligible in the state of Oregon
• Demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, alumni, students, and other key stakeholders
• Ability to contribute to the Ballmer Institute through their understanding of the barriers facing students from historically and persistently underserved communities, students of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of groups underrepresented in higher education, as evidenced by life experiences, professional credentials, and educational background

To qualify for Associate Clinical Professor:
• Must meet minimum qualifications for Assistant Clinical Professor; and
• Six years’ post-advanced degree experience in an applied setting supporting the behavioral health needs of children and/or adolescents (e.g., school, community mental health, faith-based organizations, health care)

To qualify for Clinical Professor:
• Must meet minimum qualifications for Assistant Clinical Professor; and
• Twelve years’ post-advanced degree experience in an applied setting supporting the behavioral health needs of children and/or adolescents (e.g., school, community mental health, faith-based organizations, health care)

Professional Competencies

• Expertise in delivering evidence-based behavioral health promotion, prevention, and care for common child/adolescent behavioral health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma
• Competency in collaborating with other professionals to meet client/student/institutional behavioral health needs
• Competency in working with clients/students/colleagues/families of various backgrounds
• Competency in addressing the systemic, societal/institutional factors that produce disparities in child/adolescent behavioral health
• Competency in working with clients utilizing digital mental health practices to enhance the promotion, prevention, and care
• Maintain professional Oregon practice license in an area aligned to training

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, social work, education, nursing, or related behavioral health field
• Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and supervising students at the university level in inclusive and equitable ways
• Effective work in addressing disparities in one of the priority areas: Behavioral Health Promotion and Prevention Mental Health Risk Screening, and care for children and adolescents experiencing emerging behavioral health problems with historically and persistently underserved communities and/or Native communities


University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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 uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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