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Teacher - Special Programs (TSP) Department of Music
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2021
Title Teacher - Special Programs (TSP) Department of Music
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 9/30/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Music - General

Teacher - Special Programs (TSP) Department of Music

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.

Due to COVID 19 UC Berkeley will begin the fall semester with fully remote instruction. UC Berkeley is prepared to implement hybrid and/or flexible modes of instruction as soon as public health conditions allow. Remote instruction requires an online course to be designed from the outset for delivery via distance-learning methods. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools. Department policy requires instructors to create and maintain a bcourses site.

The majority of Teachers Special Programs positions are part of our private instruction program. It is a directed program of study, open mostly to music majors, by audition, which includes 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 private instruction program include providing lessons 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
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.

Minimum Basic Qualifications Required (by time of application): MA (or international equivalent degree) or 5 years of professional experience by date of application.

To apply, please go to the following link:

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.

Please note: The use of a hiring 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.

We are not able to sponsor visas or pay for costs associated with visas, and pay for any moving expenses.

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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