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Teachers of Special Programs Pool - Music 150 Program - Dept. of Music - 2017-2018

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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 Music 150 program. It is a directed program of study, open only to music majors, by audition, which include 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 Music 150 program include instruction 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
● Private lessons for Chorus and Chamber Corus
● 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.

Basic Qualifications: BA (or equivalent degree) in Music, or 5 years of professional experience by date of application.

Pay commensurate with experience.

To apply, please go to the following link:

Application documents:
• Cover Letter (required)
• Curriculum Vitae (required)
• Diversity Statement (optional)
• Statement of Teaching Methods/Philosophy (optional)
• Misc./ Additional (optional)

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 July 27, 2018 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.

Please direct all questions to Kris Andrews at

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:

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Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Diversity Statement (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching Methods/Philosophy (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)