Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant or Associate Professor (Faculty)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Salary Range
Commensurate with education and experience
Monday through Friday, evenings and weekends vary
Working hours of this position will vary due to scientific needs or grant applications.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.


The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to study the role of cellular and physiological responses to psychosocial stress in health and disease. This research program will complement the Institute's basic, applied, and translational researchers and their mission to promote the health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families throughout their lifespan.


Function/Duties of Position

The successful candidate will lead an experimental research program that leverages model organisms (e.g., rodents, non-human primates) to explore the role of psychosocial stress in cellular and physiological risk factors for disease. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Social hierarchy and status as a predictor of physiological or cellular stress
  • Social defeat or social isolation models of psychosocial stress
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Next-generation sequencing or ‘omics approaches to determining mechanisms of psychosocial stress impacts on health and disease

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence and accomplishments in research along with a desire for team oriented collegiality. 

Additional Details

Please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, and research statement describing your research program vision, as well as contact information for three references. The statement should include a concrete description of your interest in or efforts towards furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your research, mentoring, and service. For applicants wishing to be considered at the Associate level, please provide a statement of teaching, mentoring, and service.


For more information, please visit our website: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Matthew Butler, c/o Rodger Metheny (metheny@ohsu.edu).


Consideration of applicants will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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