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The Department of Music offers a variety of Lecturer Pools from which we will draw upon in the event a teaching need arises. These are temporary, part-time appointments which may be renewable, depending on Department need and funding.
Open Lecturer Pool Searches:

(JPF00718) – Music and Technology with Max/MSP and CNMAT Technologies
(JPF00677) – Jazz, Theory and Performance
(JPF00781) – Teachers of Special Programs
(JPF01038) – Performance
(JPF01004) – Theory and Composition

 


LECTURER POOL – Music and Technology with Max/MSP CNMAT Technologies

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Open May 29,2015
Initial Review Date: 6/30/2015
Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2017. This position is open until filled.

DESCRIPTION
The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach any of the following courses:

Music 29 “Music Now”
Music 30 “Intro to Sound and Materials of Music”
Music 108/108M/ 208A “Music Perception and Cognition”
Music course number TBD (147B) “The Berkeley Innovation Orchestra for Musical Expression” (BIOME).
Music 158A/258A “Sound and Music Computing with CNMAT Technologies”
Music 158B/258B “Digital Music Instruments: Composition and Design”
Music 160 “Music Composition with Computers”

Music 29 explores the basic materials and models that set the boundaries for current musical experiences as practiced by the living composers of today. Students are exposed to terminology and new paradigms of listening (e.g., listening to silence, noise, space, and timbre) using specially designed course materials and software. Direct engagement through listening and participatory learning is accomplished in part with software tools created at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.

Music 30 explores the fundamentals of music and provides musicianship training using knowledge from numerous disciplines including: the Physics of Music, Psychoacoustics and Music Cognition, and Electronic and Computer Music. Basic musicianship is accomplished through exercises grounded in core concepts of frequency, spectrum, timbre and time.

Music 108/108M(majors)/208A(advanced) Music Perception and Cognition examines various acoustical and perceptual characterizations of sound; perception of pitch, temporal relations, timbre, stability conditions, and auditory space; auditory scene analysis and perceptual grouping mechanisms; perceptual principles for melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic organization; orchestration as spectral composition.

Music (course number TBD) The Berkeley Innovation Orchestra for Musical Expression is a music ensemble that focuses on performance with tangible user interfaces and music software as well as hybrid digital/acoustic music.

Music 158A/258A is a lab-based course that explores core concepts and techniques of computer-based music composition using the Cycling74/MaxMSP programming environment in combination with associated software tools and programming approaches created by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Instructors must have significant experience in the use of Max/MSP and be familiar with the CNMAT music software library.
Music 158B/258B is a hands-on digital instrument design course involving a semester-long project to build and perform on a new digital music instrument that features both software and hardware developed and maintained by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Instructors must have significant experience in the use of Max/MSP and be familiar with the CNMAT music software library.

Music 160 examines formal problems and aesthetics related to composing music with computers. Compositional etudes are accomplished using models drawn from the history of music composition with computers and electronic sound. A final project composition defined by student and instructor completes the course.

The Music Department offers these courses as a series every year as part of the elective undergraduate curriculum. Qualified candidates may be eligible to teach more than one of these courses. Responsibilities include classroom teaching for 4 hours per week during scheduled course times, holding two office hours per week, grading class assignments, directing final projects and classroom performances.

The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply after May 31, 2017. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Some appointments may begin in the fall 2015 semester. This is a 33% (variable) FTE position.

Basic qualifications: DMA, Ph.D. (or equivalent) in music composition or music and technology, or MA, MS (or equivalent) in music and technology with five years of professional experience creating and performing with Max/MSP at time of application. Additional Qualifications: Active composer of contemporary music and/or improvising musician. Experience and working knowledge of the Max/MSP programming environment, or leverage on expertise in music cognition, acoustics, and psychoacoustics by start date. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with CNMAT technologies and documented use of CNMAT software tools.

Annual, Full-time Base Salary: $50,580-$55,831; commensurate with college teaching experience.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00718
Create an Applicant ID
Provide required information and documents
Provide required reference information

Applicants should submit the following:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Music and Technology Courses
Examples of programming and documentation of creative works with Max/MSP
Diversity Statement (Optional)
Three letters of recommendation

All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

You may direct questions to Kris Perkins at musichr@berkeley.edu

The initial review date for submissions for fall 2015 is 6/29/2015, but the posting will remain open until 5/31/2017 to accommodate upcoming needs and new applicants. Applications received by the initial review date will receive priority for fall 2015; to receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to this date. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in March and for spring semester in August (if applicable). The pool will close on 5/31/2017; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

The Department seeks candidates whose teaching, performance and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching, research and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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LECTURER POOL – Jazz, Theory and Performance

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Open March 11, 2015 – March 16, 2017
Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2017.  This position is open until filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach Music 116A  and 116B (Jazz, Theory and Performance) should an opening arise. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in the fall 2015 semester.  The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department.  This is a 33% (variable) FTE position.

Music 116A (level 1) includes an introductory systematic study of jazz theory including scales, chords, keyboard voicings, solo transcription, and tune study approached through playing, singing, listening, writing, improvisation, analysis, and small ensemble playing.

Music 116B (level 2) covers advanced concepts in theory and performance in the jazz vernacular tradition, including melodic minor and diminished chords and scales, reharmonization, I Got Rhythm changes, Coltrane changes, use of pentatonics and 4ths, playing outside, solo analysis, piano voicings, and an introduction to jazz arranging and composition.  Activities will include short writing and playing exercises, transcription and analysis, historical and analytical readings, arranging and composition projects for small ensemble, and three hours of small ensemble rehearsal per week.

The instructors are welcome to design and implement their own curriculum in accordance with these descriptions and their own experience.  Inclusion of non-mainstream approaches to jazz theory and performance are encouraged at all levels.  Music 116A and B are prerequisites for MU 164 and 165, which cover innovations in jazz from the 1960s to the present.

The Music department offers these courses as a series every year as part of the elective undergraduate curriculum.  Qualified candidates may be eligible to teach more than one of these courses.  Responsibilities include conducting auditions at the beginning of the semester, classroom teaching for 4 hours per week during scheduled course times, holding two office hours per week, grading class assignments, giving and grading exams.  Final performances are encouraged, but not required.

Minimum Basic qualifications:   BA or BM or equivalent in Music and/or five plus years of professional experience in jazz is required by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:   Proficiency in jazz theory, performance, ensemble coaching and other skills appropriate to the Jazz Theory and Performance sequence, such as composition and arranging.

Preferred Qualifications:   Experience with teaching in a university setting (especially in this subject area) is preferred.

Annual, Full-time Base Salary: $50,580-$55,831; commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00677

Create an ApplicantID
Provide required information and documents
Provide required reference information

Applicants should submit the following:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Cover Letter
Current curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching
Three letters of recommendations

All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
Recordings

Please direct all questions to Kris Perkins at musichr@berkeley.edu

The initial review date for submissions for fall 2015 is 4/16/2015, but the posting will remain open until 3/16/2017 to accommodate upcoming needs and new applicants.  Applications received by the initial review date will receive priority for fall 2015; to receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to this date.  Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in March and for spring semester in August (if applicable). The pool will close on 3/16/2017; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

The Department seeks candidate whose teaching, performance and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

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LECTURER POOL – Teacher Special Programs (TSP) – Department of Music

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary, part-time instructors to teach a range of instruments for one-on-one and/or group instruction in the Music Department. Primarily these positions will be for instruction in the Music 150 program for undergraduate music majors. Teachers of Special Programs are hired as needs arise during the fall, spring and/or summer.

The Music 150 program is a directed program of study, open only to music majors, by audition, that includes opportunities for large and small music ensembles, piano performance and accompaniment, and private instruction. The student’s program will be worked out in consultation with the supervising faculty, who will assist students in finding an appropriate private instructor.

The components of the Music 150 Performance program include a series of courses in the following areas:

  • 150A: Instrumental Performance
  • 150B: Vocal Performance
  • 150C: Keyboard Performance
  • 150D: Various Musical Practices Performance – Non-Western Instruments
  • 150E: Jazz Performance
  • 150G: Guitar Performance
  • 150H: Early Music Performance

 

Other areas where Teachers of Special Programs may serve:

  • Music 44: Basic Voice class
  • Music 45: Beginning Piano Class for non-Music Majors
  • Music 45A: Advanced Beginning Piano Class for Non-Music Majors
  • Music 128V: Songs and Song-Writing
  • Music 405: Basic Piano course for intending and current Music Majors
  • Music 410: Vocal Technique class
  • Leading sections for Music 144: Chorus and/or Music 145: Chamber Chorus
  • Private lessons for students enrolled in Music 141, 144, 145 and 149

Further positions for Teachers of Special programs include instruction on non- Western instruments in our Ethnomusicology labs. Examples include Music of Japan, Music of East Asia, Music of the Caribbean, Music of Bali, etc.

Please select all of the following specializations for which you are qualified and for which you would like to be considered should an opening arise:

  • Baroque Bassoon
  • Baroque Cello and Viola de Gamba
  • Baroque Flute and Recorder
  • Baroque Guitar & Lute
  • Baroque Recorder
  • Baroque Violin
  • Bassoon
  • Carillon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Electric Bass: Jazz
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Gamelan,Balinese
  • Gamelan, Indonesian
  • Guitar
  • Guitar: Jazz
  • Harp
  • Harpsichord & Fortepiano
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Percussion: Jazz
  • Piano
  • Piano: Jazz
  • Saxophone: Jazz
  • String Bass
  • String Bass: Jazz
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet: Jazz
  • Viola
  • Viola de Gamba
  • Violin
  • Violone
  • Voice
  • Voice: Jazz
  • Voice: Vocal Coachand Accompanist

Other areas of specialization:

  • Brazilian Music
  • Caribbean Music
  • Chinese Music
  • Indian Classical Music
  • Indonesian Music and Dance
  • Japanese Music
  • Koto
  • Middle Eastern Music

The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in the fall 2016 semester. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required by time of application: BA (or equivalent degree) in Music, or 5 years of teaching experience.

Additional Qualifications by start date: Evidence of effective private teaching in music. Effective teaching to be supported by at least two of the following:

1) letters of recommendation from faculty who have observed the applicant’s teaching; 2) letters of recommendation from students who have been taught by the applicant; 3) student evaluations;

  • a statement about the applicant’s teaching philosophy and methods; 5) MA or DMA (or equivalent) in the candidate’s area of

Preferred Qualifications by start date: Experience with teaching in a university setting is preferred.

Salary: $75.00/hour.

Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed for future needs, through April 14, 2017. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer semester in March. If you wish to remain in the pool after April 14, 2017 you will need to reapply.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00781

  • Create an Applicant ID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • Provide required reference information

 

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation

 

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:

  1. Diversity Statement
  2. Statement of Teaching methods/philosophy
  3. Misc / Additional

All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Please direct all questions to Kristina Andrews at musichr@berkeley.edu.

The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All       qualified        applicants    will                       receive                consideration         for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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LECTURER POOL – Performance

DESCRIPTION
The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach any of the following courses during the fall, spring and/or summer:

Music 28 “The Inner Workings of the Orchestra”
Music 43 “Introduction to Improvisation”
Music 141 “University Orchestra
Music 143 “Gospel Chorus”
Music 144 “University Chorus”
Music 145 “University Chamber Chorus”
Music 149 “University Baroque Ensemble”

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus).

Music 28 is a seminar for lower division students. Instruments, the role of the conductor, major repertory, and a survey of the great orchestras and conductors of the world. Recordings, videos, and field trips to rehearsals or performances.

Music 43 serves as an introduction to performance practices in contemporary improvisation. Several approaches to improvising will be presented including African American jazz and blues traditions, North Indian Raga, gaming strategies, graphic notation, and conducted improvisation or “sound painting.” href=”javascript:smae_decode(‘bXVzaWNockBiZXJrZWxleS5lZHU=’);” >musichr@berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The department is interested in candidates who’s teaching, performance and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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LECTURER – Music Theory and Composition – Department of Music

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

February 8, 2017 – February 7, 2018

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of theory and composition courses in the Music Department during the fall, spring and/or summer sessions.

These courses include the following:

  • 25A Music Theory
  • 53A Harmony I
  • 53B Harmony II
  • 153A Advanced Harmony I
  • 153B Advanced Harmony II
  • 154A Counterpoint
  • 154B Counterpoint
  • 155 Music Composition
  • 156 Studies in Musical Analysis
  • 157A Orchestration
  • 157B Orchestration

Music 25A:  A writing course based on traditional harmony.  Beginning linear and vertical analysis.  Emphasis on written exercises.

Music 53A:  Diatonic harmony, chorale harmonization, and analytical studies. Emphasis on written exercises.

Music 53B:  Introduction to chromatic harmony and analytical studies. Emphasis on written exercises.

Music 153A:  Advanced chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, altered chords, linear chromatic harmony, and analytical studies.

Music 153B:  Materials and techniques of 20th-century music.

Music 154A:  A study of species counterpoint. Regular exercises in two and three voices required. Group discussion and analysis.

Music 154B:  A study of 18th-century counterpoint.  Analysis of chorale preludes, two- and three- part inventions, canons, and fugue expositions.

Music 155:  A study of formal problems using contemporary composition techniques.

Music 156:  The study of various analytical techniques and their application to important works of music.

Music 157A:  A study of instrumentation–the construction capabilities and idiomatic qualities of all of the individual instruments which comprise the contemporary symphony orchestra followed by a study of the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century orchestrational technique.

Music 157B:  A study of instrumentation–the construction capabilities and idiomatic qualities of all of the individual instruments which comprise the contemporary symphony orchestra followed by a study of the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century orchestrational technique.

Appointments for fall semester are typically reviewed in April and May, for the spring semester in October and November, and for the summer in February and March.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required by time of application: MA (or equivalent degree) in Music.

Additional Qualifications by start date: One year teaching experience in subject matter.

Preferred Qualifications by start date: Experience with teaching in a university setting is preferred.

Annual, Full-time Base Salary: $52,099 -$57,507; commensurate with college teaching experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01004

  • Create an Applicant ID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • Provide required reference information

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:

  1. Diversity Statement
  2. Statement of Teaching methods/philosophy
  3. Misc. / Additional

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Please direct all questions to Kristina Andrews at musichr@berkeley.edu

 UC Berkeley has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The department is interested in candidates who’s teaching, performance and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to increasing the participation of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy

see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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