Oregon Health & Science University

Open Rank Faculty Position in Psychiatry

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Psychiatry - Research
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking to make an open-rank faculty hire during the current academic year, as part of an anticipating expansion of a recently established developmental psychopathology research center. The Center is well endowed and engages strong scientists in multiple areas of developmental psychopathology including developmental origins (maternal and infant), adolescent behavioral risk, ADHD, depression/suicide risk, and substance use, as well as using multiple methodologies including genetics, epigenetics, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and cognitive computational methods, and advanced analytics for prediction science. Clinical trials are using novel treatments are underway. The Department and the Center are seeking applications for a faculty appointment to join our faculty in the Fall of 2023. We are seeking clinical or basic scientists to conduct research in any area of developmental psychopathology that will either build on or complement existing strengths. OHSU is well equipped with a state-of-the-art neuroimaging center, outstanding core facilities and laboratories, a strong pre- and post-doctoral training infrastructure, and proximally-housed developmental and clinical researchers with ample space for study data collection. Portland, Oregon remains one of the most desirable places to live in the country and continues to attract a net inflow of residents, due to its mild climate, spectacular scenery, rich cultural scene, and ready access to all forms of outdoor recreation.

Function/Duties of Position

The appointee in Psychiatry (either PHD, MD, or MD/PHD) shall conduct independent research in developmental psychopathology and mental health/illness and may provide clinical and educational services as will be determined, in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in relevant field and with relevant training to conduct nationally recognized research in any area of developmental psychopathology. If a clinician-scientist must be licensed or license eligible in Oregon.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An Ph.D., MD, or MD/Ph.D. with training in a relevant field (e.g., psychology/psychiatry, behavioral neuroscience, behavioral genetics, or others).
  • If intending to conduct clinical work, the applicant must be licensed or license eligible in Oregon.
  • A demonstrated capability to attract extramural research funding.
  • A strong scientific publication record for rank or stage of career.
  • A well-articulated program of research in any area of developmental psychopathology, focused either on a major class of psychopathology, major risk factors, key processes, clinical trials, or new methodology and instrumentation.
  • Interest and ability to mentor trainees in clinical psychology and other fields.  
  • Willingness to participate in the educational mission of the University via assisting with doctoral level courses, residency training, or other training programs.
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Participation in the scholarly life of the University via Grand Rounds, consultation, and instruction.
  • Service on Departmental and University committees as appropriate.

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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