Employment Opportunities


Post-MFA/Doctoral Scholar

Arts and Sciences | Music

The School of Music and the Department of Theater, Film and Media Arts, within the College of Arts and Sciences, at The Ohio State University, seek a full-time, Post-Master’s/Doctorate Scholar for a two-year appointment. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The School of Music and the Department of Theater, Film and Media Arts invite applications from an artist who has earned a Master’s or Doctorate in Music or Performance Studies within the past three years with a focus on operatic and musical stage directing. This Scholar will be called upon to teach classes in stage techniques, and opera and opera scenes. The scholar will adapt and design productions that facilitate a varied array of vocal styles and abilities, and create performance opportunities with links to classical,  contemporary music and alternative styles of singing and music. We are seeking a scholar with experience in opera directing, staging, voice coaching, acting coaching  and vocal performance productions outside the classical setting.

We especially welcome artists from underrepresented groups in music to apply for the position and applicants who would be or are involved in community engagement efforts. We seek a colleague who has the capacity to: develop and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives through their creative work and teaching with other units and institutions on and off campus; offer innovative approaches to the teaching of opera techniques and musical theater; mentor undergraduate and graduate students interested in vocal scene production; and become an active member of the university community through presence and participation in teaching and performance practice.

 Professional obligations

Applicants will demonstrate the involvement with, at minimum, one professional engagement or activity. May include a young artist program or summer internship, future contract, or stage management position. Previously scheduled engagements will be considered when establishing performance schedule at Ohio State and any necessary time off for non-OSU events.

Statement of Diversity

The School of Music is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for the highest quality workforce and to recruiting a student body which reflects human diversity, with ample opportunities for under-represented minorities and women. The School embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

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