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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Portland, Oregon
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 6, 2024

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Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU is dedicated to improving health, safety, and well-being in the workplace and to preventing disease and disability among workers through basic, clinical, and applied research, education, and outreach. The Institute is partly funded by the State of Oregon.


The successful candidate will be joining our Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence, the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Successful candidates will be expected to develop and lead an applied-research program that is focused on the role of workplace conditions and exposures in worker safety, health, and well-being. Therefore, experience with occupational/workplace issues is required. We especially welcome applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.


Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Interventions to reduce psychosocial and environmental workplace exposures Workplace-related program and policy evaluation Workers’ compensation, disability management and health-services research Research in healthcare and other high-risk industries (e.g., construction, transportation, agriculture) Occupational epidemiology


We are particularly interested in scientists with training in public health, occupational-health psychology, occupational and environmental health, and epidemiology. However, we are open to various disciplines grounded in occupational health.


The successful applicant is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program. This research will complement our ongoing basic, clinical, and applied research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and demonstrate excellence in research with an existing funded research program or a demonstrated promise for such funding. Preference will be given to candidates with actively funded research programs or promise for such programs.


Please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, statement describing your research-program vision, and contact information for three references. The research statement should describe your interest in and efforts toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion both past and future.  Applications should be submitted at


Consideration of applicants will begin on March 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to the search-committee chair, Dr. Leslie Hammer, c/o Dana Hendricks (

What Makes the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Unique?


We are a multidisciplinary research institute comprising more than 75 individuals, including research faculty, research staff, postdoctoral fellows, student interns, outreach professionals, and administrative staff. We partner with employers, labor unions, and community-based organizations across various industries to identify hazards and needs, and conduct research on workplace programs, policies, and practices that impact occupational health and safety. We have funding based in the State of Oregon through the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division, in addition to research grants from the Department of Defense (DOD), NIOSH, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and NIH. We partner with the Portland State University Occupational Health Psychology program, as well as the University of Washington and Oregon State University occupational and environmental health programs. We also work with our OHSU partners, including research centers, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the School of Public Health. For more information about the Institute, please visit  


OHSU is located in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a thriving metropolitan area, with many opportunities for applied research. It is a highly livable city that offers natural beauty and a high quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene and plenty of outdoor recreational activities. Mountains, forests, and the Oregon coast are all a short drive from Portland and OHSU.


OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. In accordance with state and federal law, OHSU is committed to non-discriminatory open recruitment and hiring practices that comply with affirmative-action regulations and placement goals. OHSU strives to be an organization diverse in people and ideas and is working to build an anti-racist, multicultural institution. Our Institute values diversity, and we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, and people who identify as an underrepresented community in the sciences.


OHSU offers healthcare, vision, and dental plans, including for spouses, domestic partners, and/or dependents. We offer a competitive salary, relocation, and startup packages. Salary and rank are commensurate with education, skills, and experience.


Applications should be submitted at; include a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for three references.

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