The OHSU Department of Psychiatry invites applications for open-rank faculty positions to join the Center for Mental Health Innovation (CMHI) beginning Fall of 2024.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated research excellence in the area of child and adolescent mental health to advance the Center’s mission of advancing scientific discoveries in mental health, rapidly translating those into real-world practices, and propelling the transformation of mental health care to improve lives. The CMHI is well-endowed, and actively growing. We engage exceptional scientists in multiple areas of developmental psychopathology research including developmental origins of mental health (maternal and infant), child and adolescent behavioral risk, ADHD, depression/suicide risk, and substance use, among other areas. Center faculty use an array of methodologies including genetics, epigenetics, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, cognitive computational methods, and advanced analytics for prediction science.

Ideal candidates will hold a Ph.D., MD, or MD/Ph.D. with training in a relevant field (e.g., clinical, or developmental psychology, psychiatry, behavioral neuroscience, behavioral genetics, or related field), a demonstrated capacity to attract extramural research funding, and a strong scientific publication record for rank or stage of career. Candidates’ areas of research investigation should be compatible with existing research interests of the Center. This is an academic School of Medicine position.

The OHSU School of Medicine in Portland OR ranks in the top 6 percent among the 125 medical schools receiving NIH funding. A productive and close affiliation is maintained with the Portland VA Hospital, which is located on the OHSU campus. More than $260 million in sponsored research is represented by OHSU faculty members involved in laboratory and clinical research. 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 human subject study data collection. Portland, Oregon is regularly rated as 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 outdoor recreation.

Review of applications will begin in November 2023, with priority given to applications received prior to December 1, 2023. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D., Director, Center for Mental Health Innovation, Department of Psychiatry, UHN-80R1, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239. Email inquiries or electronic application materials may be directed to

OHSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, disabled persons, Vietnam era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. OHSU places a high priority on cultural diversity; thus, we seek candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled and ethnic backgrounds of OHSU’s students and employees.