Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Opera
The Ohio State University
Internal Number: R96219
The School of Music at The Ohio State University seeks to hire a 9-month non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Opera starting August 15, 2024. This appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. The successful candidate will be called upon to teach classes in stage techniques, opera, and opera scenes. The candidate will be expected to adapt and design productions that facilitate a varied array of vocal styles and abilities, and create performance opportunities with links to classical and contemporary music, as well as 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.
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.
Become an active member of the university community through presence and participation in teaching and performance practice.
Required Education and Experience: Master of Music required; Doctor of Musical Arts preferred. We are seeking candidates who, in addition to maintaining an active performance career, is a collaborative colleague with the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the School of Music and the University.
Desired: Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community in line with OSUs Shared Values (see below).
How to Apply
A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and links to unedited video recordings of live performances. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to four 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 background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae) Please include the names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of four professional references
Attachment 3: Teaching Statement: A statement of your approaches, experience, and philosophy regarding your teaching, learning, and mentoring.
Attachment 4: Portfolio that provides evidence of stage collaborations and skills related to casting, scheduling, lighting, budgeting, staging, coaching or other related fields
Attachment 5: A Word or PDF document containing working web links to:
A video of teaching (Masterclass, coaching, classroom instruction) lasting at least 30 minutes.
A full-length video of a recent production
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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