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Assistant Professor - School of Music

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
Columbus, Ohio

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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.


The Ohio State University, one of the nation's leading public research universities, provides a distinctive educational experience for students and a research program of significant strength. Ohio State serves 63,964 students and is ranked 16th among national public research universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Ohio State University is a major educational and economic force through its mission of teaching, research and service. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 38 departments and 30+ world-class research centers and institutes.

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