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Assistant Teaching Professor - Choral Conducting - Department of Music

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The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) in the field of choral directing. This position is an Academic Senate position and has the potential for security of employment. The expected start date is July 1, 2018.

We seek an experienced and accomplished conductor to direct and conduct our choruses, administer the choral and vocal instruction programs, and teach conducting. We encourage innovative programming and competence across all eras and areas of choral music, with particular attention to new music.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: An MA, MM, or equivalent degree in music is required at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: An ability to teach and direct undergraduate music majors, non-majors, and graduate students. An innovative approach to teaching and program design that encompasses various musical practices.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience. An additional area of expertise in vocal or keyboard performance, opera, composition or theory.

All application items must be submitted electronically by November 27, 2017. Please go to the following link:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of conducting and programming philosophy, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.), and three letters of recommendation.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer to 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 (

Please direct questions to Professor David Milnes, Committee Chair, at, Department of Music, 104 Morrison Hall #1200, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kris Andrews, Academic HR Analyst, at

The Department encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. We recognize that a diverse workforce is essential for maintaining legitimacy as a public university dedicated to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Conducting and Programming Philosophy

  • Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required