Massachusetts, USA
Berklee College of Music
Chair of Ear Training

The start date for the position is September 1, 2021.
This is a 12-month administrative position with a renewable contract.

At Berklee, Chairs are part of the academic leadership team with responsibilities and duties that encompass the administration and supervision of department governance, curriculum, instruction, faculty management, budget, facilities management, communication, and implementation and support of College initiatives.

The Ear Training Department, a Core department, includes 8 full-time and 27 part-time faculty, providing ear training courses to all Berklee students. Departmental curriculum supports the development of basic ear training skills in rhythm, melody and harmony, as well as advanced courses in transcription, performance, harmonic, rhythmic, world music and atonal ear training.

The Ear Training Department at Berklee offers an outstanding educational leader the opportunity to collaborate on Berklee's strategic vision which calls for enhancing and integrating core curriculum programs to create a student experience that is rich and multidimensional and that gives young music professionals the skills and competencies they will need in music and in life.


Reporting to the Division Dean, the Department Chair’s principal responsibilities include:

> Represent the Ear Training Department as an administrative leader on- and off-campus
> Advance the student experience and the work of the Department, the Division, and the College
> Lead curriculum development, review, and management
> Facilitate faculty and staff recruitment, hires, development, mentoring, and evaluation
> Create class schedules and teaching assignments for faculty
> Advise students
> Manage Department budget and maintain accurate records
> Advance the College mission and strategic goals
> Set and realize Departmental goals
> Serve on Department, Division, and College committees
> Maintain professional engagement
> Facilitate guest artists and special events
> Other duties as assigned


> Artist/teacher with established national/international reputation as a performer, educator and administrator
> Strong communication and interpersonal skills
> Command of technology to support departmental and college-wide systems
> Masters of Music or equivalent professional experience
> Teach a minimum of one course per fall/spring semester
> An interest in working in a diverse workplace with a multicultural student body

Candidates should be excellent musicians and experienced educators, with effective administrative skills and a background of successful employment in a collegiate setting. Thorough understanding and appreciation of all contemporary musical styles and national recognition as a musician are required. A Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.

Compensation is commensurate with professional experience.

Electronic applications only. Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format at: https://berklee.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BerkleeCareers/job/Berklee-College-of-Music---Boston/Chair-of-Ear-Training_R0003090

All materials should be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section.

> Letter of Application
> A current resume or CV
> Names and contact information for at least three (3) references
> Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of your work

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.