School of Music, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-School of Music-AP [#10236]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Music / Music Theory
Appl Deadline:2017/11/08 finished (2017/10/18, finished 2018/05/13, listed until 2018/04/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Department: School of Music                         

Position:  Music Theory    

Rank: Assistant Professor 


Pursue an active research agenda with the goal of establishing a national reputation by the time of tenure. Mentor undergraduate and graduate researchers and advise theses and dissertations. Work closely with existing faculty to develop undergraduate theory and aural training curricula. Coordinate and teach core undergraduate theory and supervise graduate student teachers. Teach upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses according to departmental needs and the candidate's areas of expertise. Serve on school and university committees.


PhD in Music Theory or related field. PhD must be completed by the time of hire. The area of research specialization is open. Candidates with primary or secondary expertise in jazz, folk, popular, or non-western music are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in individuals whose approach to teaching is informed by current trends in music theory pedagogy and who have experience in curriculum development.  Appointment is contingent on the university‚Äôs verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:


The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at


Application Instructions:


Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Anna Gawboy at


The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Road N
Columbus, OH 43210

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