Instructor in Music Technology and Music Perception
University of California Berkeley
United States

Instructor in Music Technology and Music Perception 

Job #JPF02492
  • College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities - Music

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 6th, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 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.


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.

Minimum Basic qualifications: PhD (or international equivalent degree), by the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: (by they start date): For courses involving programming in Max/MSP, the ideal candidate will have experience in the Max/MSP programming environment and the CNMAT tools, including odot and the CNMAT Externals. For courses in Music Perception and Cognition, the ideal candidate will have experience teaching music cognition, acoustics, and psychoacoustics.

Preferred qualifications: For courses involving programming in Max/MSP, the ideal candidate will have experience with CNMAT's Pedagogical tools for Music and Technology. For courses involving Music Perception and Cognition, the ideal candidate will have published articles and/or a dissertation in the field of Music Perception and Cognition, Acoustics, or Psychoacoustics and be a practicing musician or composer. Have experience teaching in a Department of Music.

Annual, Full-time Salary: $56,381-$62,232; commensurate with experience. Appointments range from 33% to 100% time.

To apply, please go to the following link:

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.

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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - To include one paragraph on Philosophy of teaching not to exceed one page
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • 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
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Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

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