Assistant, Associate, or Full Clinical Professor

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Portland, OREGON
Deadline: ; Open until filled

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Work type:Faculty - Career
Location:Portland, OR
Categories:Child Development, Instruction


Department: The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
Rank: Clinical Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month


Review of Applications Begins

December 1st, 2023; position open until filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online with a personal statement, CV, and Teaching Evaluations. 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; reference checks will only be conducted if applicants advance to further rounds of consideration.

Screening of applications will continue until all positions are filled.


Department Summary

The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon Portland establishes a new national model for behavioral healthcare for children and families by creating the nation’s first undergraduate program in child behavioral health.   

The institute prioritizes the needs of youth who have been historically or persistently underserved and seeks to make real system change by:  

- Creating a new mental health profession that addresses existing barriers and gaps in mental health services
- Delivering supports in schools and the community
- Training existing youth-serving professionals
- Developing new approaches to support child behavioral health
- Transforming the Pacific Northwest into a national model of thought and action  

This groundbreaking institute was made possible by an extraordinary gift from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.


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 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.

Clinical professor faculty oversee the integration of Ballmer Institute undergraduate students at training sites, provide instruction and supervision, and maintain 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 diverse backgrounds.

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.

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 clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, social work, or related behavioral health field
• Experience teaching or supervising students at the university level, including community college teaching
• Current Oregon professional license by start date in clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling psychology, social work, or a related mental health field
• 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 be considered for the rank of Associate Clinical Professor, candidates must meet the above qualifications for Assistant Clinical Professor AND 6 years of experience, post advanced degree, that aligns with the Institute's promotion policy that includes significant contributions across standard university faculty activities such as teaching; scholarship, research, or creative activity; service activities; administrative duties; and commitment to the profession.

To be considered for the rank of Clinical Professor candidates must meet the above qualifications for Assistant Clinical Professor AND 12 years of experience, post advanced degree, that aligns with the Institute's promotion policy that includes significant contributions across standard university faculty activities such as teaching; scholarship, research, or creative activity; service activities; administrative duties; and commitment to the profession.


Professional Competencies

​• Expertise in delivering evidence-based behavioral health promotion, prevention, and intervention 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.
• Maintain professional Oregon practice license in an area aligned to training​.


Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or related behavioral health field.
• Demonstrated effectiveness teaching a variety of courses aligned to the child behavioral health program.
• Demonstrated effectiveness supervising clinical skill training of university students in inclusive and equitable ways.
• Experience delivering universal behavioral health screening in K12 schools or health care systems or other forms of early identification of mental health concerns.


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 [email protected] or 541-346-5112.

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