Massachusetts, USA
Berklee College of Music
Part Time Faculty, Ear Training

Berklee College of Music invites applications for a Part-time Faculty position in the Ear
Training Department. The ideal candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and
enjoy working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural
understanding. This is a 9-month part-time faculty position, initial appointment to
begin September 1, 2021. Compensation is commensurate with professional experience.

The Ear Training Department includes 8 full-time and 26 part-time faculty members who
teach a four-semester sequence of required core ear training courses, as well as electives in
transcription and performance, harmonic, rhythmic, world music, advanced, and atonal ear
training. As many as 2400 students are enrolled in Berklee ear training courses each fall and
spring semester.

Berklee’s core ear training curriculum emphasizes the practical application of ear skills to
instrumental and vocal performance, including improvisation, using moveable-do solfege,
conducting, dictation (melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic), sight-singing, rhythm and movement
skills, and recognition exercises. Students use computer technology to practice dictation and
transcription using web resources, record themselves for homework, notate music, and
communicate with faculty. Ear training courses make and reinforce connections with material
taught in Ensemble, Harmony, Contemporary Writing and Production, and Music Technology
courses. Diverse musical examples from a wide range of musical cultures and historical
periods are used in classes. Class populations are limited to about 16 students and class
meetings are highly interactive and participatory.


> Teach entering Ear Training 1 and entering and/or continuing Ear Training 2; other levels may be assigned, depending on experience and qualifications
> Advance the student experience and the work of the Department, the Division, and the College
> Contribute to curriculum development and review
> Attend departmental meetings and hold regular office hours
> Use the Learning Management System to support classroom instruction


> Bachelorʼs degree required
> Masterʼs degree in music strongly preferred; equivalent professional experience considered
> Extensive experience and current activity as a professional musician required
> Professional experience in varied styles of music strongly preferred
> Music teaching experience required
> College music teaching experience strongly preferred
> Applicant must demonstrate and supply evidence of excellent skills in ear training transcription, music reading and notation, music theory and analysis, and classroom teaching
> Keyboard skills for classroom demonstration and performance of melodic, rhythmic harmonic, and contrapuntal dictation examples required. Fluency in interpreting and accompanying from jazz and popular music chord symbols at the piano is required
> Music and general computer technology skills for music notation, basic music recording, word processing and document preparation, and use of web course management software are required
> A willingness and ability to adhere to a structured departmental curriculum are required
> Prior knowledge of movable-do solfege with do-based minor is not required, but a willingness to quickly learn and use it in the classroom are required
> Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required
> Commitment to continuing growth as a teacher, musician, and colleague are required
> Preference may be given to candidates who are also qualified to teach in other areas, depending on the collegeʼs needs


Electronic Applications Only: Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format at https://www.berklee.edu/jobs. All materials should be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section:

> Letter of application including a brief statement of ear training teaching philosophy
> A current résumé or CV
> Names, titles, and contact information for at least three (3) references
> Links to websites or online resources with 3 representative samples of your work

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community
and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and
to identify their strengths in this area.

*Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.