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. in music composition or music and technology or cognitive science and music, or MA, MS 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: $53,402-$58,945; 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 – 1-page maximum, 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 research, 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 2, 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 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 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.


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: