Lecturer in Music Theory and Composition

University of California Berkeley Department of Music

Lecturer - Music Theory & Composition - Department of Music

Job #JPF02993
  • Music / College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: $56,381-$62,232
Percent time: 33% to 100%
Anticipated start: Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and summer semester in March.

Application Window

Open date: May 27th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position 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. 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.

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.

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.

Department: http://music.berkeley.edu/job-opportunities/


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MA (or international equivalent degree), by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

One year of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications

PhD (or international equivalent degree) in music theory or music composition, and experience with teaching in a university setting, in subject matter, are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • 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).
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02993

Help contact: k_perkins@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA