Ohio State University, School of Music

Position ID:OSU-School of Music-AP [#23057]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Music Theory
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Music / Music Theory
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/09/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Department: School of Music           

Position:  Music Theory

Rank:  Assistant Professor               



The School of Music at The Ohio State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Music Theory starting August 15, 2023.


The School of Music, housed in the new Timashev Family Music Building, has a faculty of nationally and internationally recognized performing artists, composers, scholars, and master teachers who are specialists in their fields. The faculty serves a student body of approximately 300 undergraduate and 90 graduate music majors, as well as hundreds of non-music majors who are pursuing music minors, taking classes, or participating in one of the many performance ensembles.


The School of Music values interdisciplinary creative and scholarly work, curricular innovation, and public engagement. Music theory faculty find intellectual community in the School of Music Research Collaboratory, as well as research support and partnerships across the College of Arts and Sciences, including the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, Center for Cognition and Brain Sciences, Translational Data Analytics Institute, Humanities Institute, and STEAM Factory.


The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty colleagues to innovate within our well-established progressive undergraduate core music theory curriculum. They will mentor graduate student teachers in research-informed teaching methods and design curricula that includes approaches to studying musical structures and processes across a range of styles, cultures, time periods, and genres. The candidate will pursue an active program of scholarly research, as well as teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses aligned with the candidate’s experience and research interests. The field of research is entirely open: we welcome many kinds of scholarship that advance music studies, including research that pushes disciplinary boundaries or combines research methodologies.



Earned doctorate preferred, but ABD candidates with an expected graduation date on or before August 15, 2023 are invited to apply. We will consider candidates with research specializations outside of music theory, provided they have experience teaching undergraduate music theory and/or aural training. We encourage applicants from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on the university’s 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 Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.


Application Instructions:


Apply to Academic Jobs Online. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and the names and contact information for three references. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Candidates may be asked to send further materials at a later date, including three letters of reference and a teaching video. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Anna Gawboy at gawboy.2@osu.edu.


The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.


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. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. 


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.

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110 Weigel Hall
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Columbus, OH 43210