Ohio State University, School of Music

Position ID:OSU-School of Music-AP1 [#23058]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Music Education (String Emphasis)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Music / Bass, Cello, Music Education, VIOLA, violin
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/09/30, finished 2023/07/25)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Department:  School of Music

Position:  Music Education (String Emphasis), Tenure-Track         

Rank:  Assistant Professor                           




The Ohio State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Music who will provide innovative teaching, musicianship, and leadership in string education at the School of Music. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2023. Responsibilities may include: teaching/developing undergraduate and graduate courses in string education and other areas consistent with candidate’s expertise; engaging in leadership and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students in music education; supervising student teachers and early field experiences of music education majors; advising graduate level research projects, theses, and dissertations; recruiting undergraduate and graduate string music education students; facilitating outreach activities in the schools and community; promoting collaborations with artistic community stakeholders within and outside the university; and maintaining a research/scholarly agenda commensurate with expectations of a research extensive university.


The candidate should be poised to engage with students, faculty, staff, alumni, PreK-12 educators, and community partners to build collaborations and interdisciplinary initiatives within the School of Music and with other departments across, for example, the College of Arts and Sciences, the broader university community, Ohio State’s five regional campuses, and other organizations in Ohio and beyond. Candidates should have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience with research, educational, and community engagement programs that meet the needs of minoritized or underserved populations is desirable, as is a commitment to music both within and outside the Western canon.



We encourage applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority 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 The Ohio State University and Columbus:

The Ohio State University has demonstrated a commitment to the arts through the creation of a new Arts District that links the historic Oval to bustling High Street. The Arts District includes the new Timashev Family Music Building, which opened in Autumn 2022, as well as a new adjacent facility for the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. By bringing the various Arts units into an attractive, coherent, and accessible space, the Arts District will facilitate interdisciplinary creative and scholarly work, curricular innovation, and community engagement.


The School of Music is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the academic heart of the university. The College includes 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. The University has recently undertaken a revision of its General Education requirements, which aim to develop students’ capacities as engaged, resilient, and adaptable citizens and leaders, and the School of Music has proposed several new or revised courses to support this effort.


The School of Music is located on Ohio State University’s main campus 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, including myriad professional string organizations such as the Columbus Symphony, ProMusica, Chamber Music Columbus, VIVO Music Festival, the String Teacher Workshop at Ohio State, UCelli: The Columbus Cello Quartet, Urban Strings Columbus, Columbus Cultural Orchestra, and Chamber Music Connection. String music education opportunities are likewise robust in Central Ohio, with string programs in all school districts, five youth orchestras, and three community orchestras. 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 (including at least three professional references), and diversity statement. 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. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Daryl Kinney, kinney.61@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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210