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." Class activities will include improvisation exercises and games and repertoire development. Assignments will include listening to and analysis of recorded and live performances and the creation of student works.
Music 143 focuses on the performance of choral music of the African American gospel music tradition with a particular emphasis on contemporary performance techniques. The Gospel Chorus, as is the case with other formal University music performance ensembles, will prepare music to be presented to the public in at least two concerts each semester. Students will be selected for the chorus on the basis of individual auditions.
Music 144 performs music primarily from the 17th to the 20th centuries including works for chorus and orchestra.
Music 145 is a smaller mixed chorus that aims at a professional standard of ensemble singing and explores the lesser-known choral repertory.
Music 147 is an intermediate-advanced repertoire ensemble performing music that incorporates experimental practices in contemporary improvised music, encompassing several styles of music and a variety of approaches. We will work on traditionally notated scores as well as graphic notation and other structures. We will also look at game pieces such as John Zorn's Cobra, pieces
by the graduate composers, and music using various conducting techniques for focusing ensembles of improvisers. All instruments welcome, including electronic and non-western.
Music 149 is the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music for voices and instruments. This is a 33% (variable) FTE position. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply after April 28, 2017. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Some appointments may begin in the fall 2016 semester.
Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, for spring semester in August, and for the summer in March (if applicable). The pool will close on 4/28/2017; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.
Basic Qualifications (by time of application): MA or equivalent degree in music. Additional Qualifications (by start date): Three years teaching in music performance. Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Experience with teaching in a university setting is preferred.
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/JPF01038
Create an Applicant ID
Provide required information and documents
Provide required reference information
Applicants should submit the following: REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of Teaching Music and Performance
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.
You may direct questions to Nanette Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.