The Ohio State University School of Music — Assistant Professor, Creative Practice in Popular Music

The Ohio State University seeks a creative practitioner/educator with skills in Black popular music creation, performance, and production, and knowledge of the music industry for a joint appointment in the School of Music and the Department of African American and African Studies. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2023. Focusing on hip hop and related music’s, this artist would establish Black popular music’s as integral and highly visible aspects of creative activity on our campus and in the Columbus arts scene.

Responsibilities will include teaching/developing undergraduate and graduate courses in popular music creation and production, and the practical and technical skills of music making, including but not limited to songwriting and beatmaking. Additional responsibilities will include teaching a course on the historical, social, and political importance of this music, and/or other areas consistent with the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will engage in leadership and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students studying popular music’s and promote collaborations and outreach with artistic and scholarly stakeholders within and outside the university; and maintain a creative/scholarly agenda commensurate with expectations of a research extensive university.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a firm 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. A commitment to music both within and outside the Western canon is expected.

This position is in The Ohio State University’s Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative. Through the RAISE initiative, Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being. Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues. RAISE is part of Ohio State’s larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State’s faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers.

Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Music or a related field or possession of equivalent experience;
  • Record/potential for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in popular musics;
  • An established record of creative achievement at the professional and/or university settings;
  • Potential to develop successful collaborations with other academic units, community partners, and professional organizations. Promise of or a record of community engagement, or interdisciplinary activities is preferred;
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrated ability to cultivate positive relationships with diverse students, colleagues, staff, and stakeholders.

Apply to Academic Jobs Online. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through creative practice, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Audio/multimedia examples of creative work will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Bruenger (bruenger.1@osu.edu).

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 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 university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience. 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 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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