Open date: April 15th, 2016
Last review date: December 23rd, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 14th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
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
Electric Bass: Jazz
Harpsichord & Fortepiano
String Bass: Jazz
Viola de Gamba
Voice: Vocal Coach and Accompanist
Other areas of specialization: Brazilian Music
Indian Classical Music
Indonesian Music and Dance
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;
4) a statement about the applicant's teaching philosophy and methods; 5) MA or DMA (or
equivalent) in the candidate's area of performance.
Preferred Qualifications by start date: Experience with teaching in a university setting is preferred.
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: Create an Applicant ID
Please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00781
Provide required information and documents
Provide required reference information
- Cover Letter
- Current curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- Diversity Statement
- Statement of Teaching methods/philosophy
- 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 email@example.com.
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.