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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:

(JPF02993) – Music Theory & Compositionn

(JPF02962) – Ethnomusicology

(JPF02962) – Music Technology and Perception

(JPF02727) – Teachers Special Programs

LECTURER – Music Theory & Composition

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open May 27, 2022
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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LECTURER POOL – Teachers of Special Programs

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open September 28, 2020
Initial Review Date: September 30, 2021

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary, part-time instructors to teach a range of instruments for one-on-one and/or group instruction. Teachers of Special Programs are hired as needs arise during the fall, spring and/or summer.

The majority of Teachers Special Programs positions are part of our private instruction program. It is a directed program of study, open mostly to music majors, by audition, which includes opportunities for large and small music ensembles, and private instruction. The student’s program will be worked out in consultation with the supervising faculty, who will assist in finding an appropriate private instructor. The components of the private instruction program include providing lessons in the following areas:

    • ● Instrumental Performance
    • ● Vocal Performance
    • ● Early Music Performance
    • ● Jazz Performance
    ● Various Musical Practices Performance – Non-Western Instruments

Other courses Teachers Special Programs may serve:

    • ● Basic Voice
    • ● Chorus and/or Chamber Chorus
    • ● Vocal Technique
    • ● Basic Piano for intending and current music majors
    • ● Beginning Piano for Non-Music Majors
    • ● Advanced Beginning Piano for Non-Music Majors
    ● Songs and Song-Writing

Further positions include instruction on non-Western instruments in our Ethnomusicology labs, such as Music of Japan, Music of East Asia, Music of the Caribbean, Music of Bali, etc.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required by time of application: MA, or international equivalent degree, or 5 years of professional experience by date of application.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02727

We encourage those whose service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, and individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service) to apply.

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer semester in March. The posting will remain open until September 30, 2021 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.

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

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

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.  Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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