The School of Music at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Music Theory starting August 15, 2024.
The successful candidate will pursue an active program of research. We welcome many kinds of scholarship that advance music studies, including those which push disciplinary boundaries or combine methodologies. Music theory faculty find intellectual community in the School of Music Research Commons, as well as opportunities for collaboration across the College of Arts and Sciences’ many institutes and centers, including the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Translational Data Analytics Institute, Humanities Institute, and STEAM Factory. We are seeking candidates who, in addition to building their independent research program, will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse body of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new hire will collaborate with faculty colleagues to teach and innovate within our well-established progressive undergraduate core music theory curriculum, mentor graduate student teachers in research-informed pedagogy, and design curricula that include approaches to studying a range of musical styles, cultures, time periods, and genres. The department values diversity, and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive intellectual community.
Required: Earned doctorate in music theory or a related field by August 15, 2024 is required. ABDs welcome to apply.
Desired: Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s Shared Values (see below).
A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference.
You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:
Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a brief summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
Attachment 3: Research Statement: Summary of your past research accomplishments, current work/research, and proposal for your future research plan as a faculty member.
Attachment 4: Teaching Statement: A statement of your approaches, experience and philosophy regarding your teaching, learning, and mentoring.
You will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of your application materials. Candidates may also be asked to submit additional materials such as a teaching video and sample of scholarship at a later date.
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With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success.
The School of Music, housed in the new Timashev Family Music Building, is home to a faculty of nationally and internationally recognized performing artists, composers, scholars, and master teachers who are specialists in their fields. The faculty serves a diverse 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.
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