The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a
pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach any of the following areas:
Music and technology involving CNMAT technologies and Max/MSP programming.
Special topic courses involving software programming for musical applications of computers.
Music courses focusing on music perception and cognition. Music appreciation courses with
an emphasis on music software and lab-based learning.
The Music Department offers these courses as a series every year as part of the elective
undergraduate curriculum. Qualified candidates may be eligible to teach more than one of
these courses. Responsibilities include classroom teaching, holding office hours, grading
class assignments, directing final projects and classroom performances.
Basic qualifications: At time of application: DMA, Ph.D., or international equivalent degree,
in music composition or music and technology or cognitive science and music, or MA, MS, or
international equivalent degree, in music and technology with five years of professional
experience or five years of professional experience creating and performing with Max/MSP
and the CNMAT tools.
Additional Qualifications: By start date: For courses involving programming in Max/MSP:
Experience and working knowledge of the Max/MSP programming environment and the
CNMAT tools. For courses in Music Perception and Cognition: Experience in music
cognition, acoustics, and psychoacoustics.
Preferred qualifications: For courses involving programming in Max/MSP: Experience
with CNMAT technologies and documented use of CNMAT software tools. For courses
involving Music Perception and Cognition: published articles in the field of Music
Perception and Cognition or dissertation related to Music Perception and Cognition.
Annual, Full-time Salary: $54,738-$60,419; commensurate with experience.
Appointments range from 33% to 100% time.
To apply, please go to the following link:
Applications must include a cover letter to include one paragraph on
Philosophy of teaching not to exceed one page, most recent curriculum vitae,
and two letters of recommendation. Applicants may optionally include a
statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential
contributions to diversity through teaching and/or service.
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 (
Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April, spring semester in October, and
summer semester in March. The posting will remain open until November 4, 2019 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
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.
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.
Please direct questions to Edmund Campion, Department 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 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: