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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 Searches:

(JPF03275) – Assistant Professor – Native American Scholarship and Performance

(JPF03263) – Musicology

(JPF02993) – Music Theory & Composition

(JPF02995) – Ethnomusicology

(JPF02962) – Music Technology and Perception

Assistant Professor – Native American Scholarship and Performance

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open January 13, 2022
Close Date: February 18, 2022

The Department of Music and the Native American Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Native American Scholarship and Performance, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

We seek applicants with experience in musical ethnography and practice in Native communities in North America specializing in one or more of the following research areas: sovereignty, indigenizing the academy, sound studies, environmental studies, climate change, traditional and contemporary musical practices, law and cultural policy, philosophy, queer studies, relational ontologies, technologies and indigenous music industries. We are especially interested in candidates who employ Indigenous methodologies and who have experience working in Native communities.

UC Berkeley is dedicating six new faculty positions to establish the university as an international center of excellence in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Building upon substantial existing campus assets—including an undergraduate major and graduate program in Native American Studies and strengths in Native American languages and literature, indigenous archaeology and cultural anthropology—the goal is to make UC Berkeley the pre-eminent institution of higher education in the field.

The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Ethnic Studies (Native American Studies program). The joint appointment promotes exchange and mutual support between Native American Studies scholars, creating opportunities for joint research projects and collaborative undergraduate and graduate teaching. Further information about the NAS program is available at: https://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/areas-of-study/area/native-american-studies/.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D is preferred.

All application items must be submitted electronically by February 18, 2022. Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03275

Documents required:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing sample, not to exceed 12,000 words
  4. Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  5. 3 letters of recommendation

Please direct questions to Nicholas Mathew, Committee Chair, at nicholas.mathew@berkeley.edu, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kristina Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu.

The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We recognize that a diverse workforce is essential for maintaining legitimacy as a public university dedicated to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit https://ofew.berkeley.edu/support-faculty/new-faculty.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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LECTURER – Musicology

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open December 3, 2021
Close Date: December 2, 2022

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in the area of musicology.

These courses include, but are not limited to courses in the Music 128 sequence. These courses serve students who are not music majors, although music majors are allowed to register for a more advanced section in certain 128 courses. In recent years the Department has offered Music 128 courses on opera, the music of Beethoven, music and the environment, the American musical, love and love songs in the Middle Ages, the history of jazz, and the history of music technology. We are interested in courses on both canonical and non-canonical topics; the only constraints are that course topics should have a fairly broad appeal and be based in material that is accessible to students with no background in music theory.

Please consult the online Guide (http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/music/) for the full range of courses numbered in the 128s.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses. Some courses may require supervision of discussion sections taught by graduate students.

Minimum Basic Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent degree) by time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective teaching in the areas of music history by the start date. Experience with teaching in a university setting.

Annual, Full-time Salary: $56,945 – $59,828; commensurate with experience. Appointments range from 33% to 100% time.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03263

Applications must include a cover letter, most recent curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, and only contact information of three references. Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. Applicants may optionally include a statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer sessions in March. Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs, through December 2, 2022 and may be renewed based on need and funding. You will need to apply to a new search pool If you would like to continue to be considered after that time.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please direct questions to Kris Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200.

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.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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LECTURER – Music Theory & Composition

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open May 27, 2021
Close Date: May 27, 2022

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. These courses include, but not limited to the following:

• 20A Musicianship I
• 25 Music Theory II
• 52A Musicianship
• 52B Musicianship
• 53A Harmony I
• 53B Harmony II
• 152A Advanced Musicianship I
• 152B Advanced Musicianship II
• 153A Advanced Tonal Harmony I
• 153B Advanced Tonal Harmony II
• 154A Counterpoint
• 154B Counterpoint
• 155 Music Composition
• 156 Studies in Musical Analysis
• 157A Orchestration
• 157B Orchestration

Music 20A, Basic Musicianship: Fundamentals of music, including notation, sight singing, ear training, and beginning linear analysis. For general students.

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

Music 52A, Musicianship I: Diatonic sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.

Music 52B, Musicianship II: Continuation of diatonic sight singing and ear training, introduction to chromatic sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony, and score reading.

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

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

Music 152A, Advanced Musicianship I: Sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony, and score reading involving increasing chromaticism.

Music 152B, Advanced Musicianship II: Continuation of the skills acquired in prerequisite courses, with an emphasis on score reading skills (including use of the voice) and the realization of Baroque figured bass lines, harmonization, transcription, rhythm, study of several 20th-century and contemporary practices, and further work on ensemble singing.

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

Music 153B, Advanced Tonal Harmony II: Materials and techniques of 20th-century music.

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

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

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

Music 156, Studies in Musical Analysis: The study of various analytical techniques and their application to important works of music.

Music 157A, Orchestration: 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, Orchestration: 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.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses. Some courses may require supervision of discussion sections taught by graduate students.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required by time of application: MA (or international equivalent degree), by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications by start date: One year of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications by start date: Doctorate in music theory or music composition, and experience with teaching in a university setting, in subject matter, are preferred.

Annual, Full-time Salary: $56,381-$62,232; commensurate with experience. Appointments range from 33% to 100% time.

Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02993

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer sessions in March. This posting will remain open until May 27, 2022 to accommodate department needs and may be renewed based on need and funding. You will need to submit a new application for any future relisting of this search to continue to be considered after the close of this search.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

We are not able to sponsor visas or pay for costs associated with visas, and pay for any moving expenses.

Please direct questions to Kris Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200.

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.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

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LECTURER – Ethnomusicology

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open May 25, 2021
Close Date: May 25, 2022

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in the area of Ethnomusicology.

These courses include, but not limited to the following:

The Music 130s series. These courses are devoted to the study of musical practices around the world. Such courses may consist of lectures with either discussion sections or performance labs dedicated to offering hands-on instruction in support of the lectures. Some music cultures, such as Music 131A, Music of India, have dedicated course numbers. Music 139: Topics in Musics of the World is a generic course which can cover any one of a wide range of musical practices.

We also welcome courses that focus on musical cultures of the world other than those mentioned above.

Please consult the online Guide (http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/music/) for descriptions of all the courses in the 130s series.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or bCourses. Some courses may require supervision of discussion sections taught by graduate students.

Minimum Basic Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent degree), by time of application.

Additional Qualifications: Experience with teaching in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications: (by they start date): Evidence of effective teaching in music of different world cultures.

Annual, Full-time Salary: $56,381-$62,232; commensurate with experience. Appointments range from 33% to 100% time.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02995

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer sessions in March. This posting will remain open until May 25, 2022 to accommodate department needs and may be renewed based on need and funding. You will need to submit a new application for any future relisting of this search to continue to be considered after the close of this search.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please direct questions to Kris Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200.

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.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

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LECTURER – Music Technology and Perception

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open May 3, 2021
Close Date: May 2, 2022

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach any of the following areas:

Music and technology involving CNMAT technologies and Max/MSP programming. Special topic courses involving software programming for musical applications of computers and audio engineering. Music courses focusing on music perception and cognition. Music appreciation courses with an emphasis on music software and lab-based learning.

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

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required by time of application: PhD (or international equivalent degree), by the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: For courses involving programming in Max/MSP, the ideal candidate will have experience with CNMAT’s Pedagogical tools for Music and Technology, be familiar with the CNMAT odot and externals software, as well as demonstrate strong programming skills in Max/MSP in general. For courses involving Music Perception and Cognition, the ideal candidate will have published articles and/or a dissertation in the field of Music Perception and Cognition, Acoustics, or Psychoacoustics and be a practicing musician or composer. For audio engineering, the ideal candidate will have a strong track record in concert production with advanced electronics and computers. Have experience teaching in a Department of Music.

Annual, Full-time Salary: $56,381-$62,232; commensurate with experience. Appointments range from 33% to 100% time.

References: 2 required (contact information only): Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer semester in March. The posting will remain open until May 2, 2022 to accommodate department needs and may be renewed based on need and funding. You will need to apply to a new search pool If you would like to continue to be considered after that time.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

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.

Please direct questions to Kris Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at musichr@berkeley.edu, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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

In searches when letters of reference are required 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/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

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