Berklee College of Music invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Harmony and Jazz Composition. During the required four semesters of Harmony, students study common popular harmonic practice, melodic development, and melody/harmony relationships in contemporary styles. Students learn basic theory, analyze pop, rock and jazz tunes, and apply their knowledge of topics in writing projects. With the work in other Core departments, this provides the crucial foundation and working vocabulary for students’ major studies. This is a 9-month full-time faculty position, initial appointment to begin September 1st, 2024.
> Teach courses in Harmony
> Advance the student experience and the work of the Department, the Division, and the College
> Contribute to curriculum development and review
> Attend departmental meetings
> Use the Learning Management System to support classroom instruction
> Other Duties as assigned
> Masters of Music or equivalent professional experience
> 5+ years of college classroom teaching experience in harmony/theory; ear training, songwriting, composition or arranging is a plus
> Extensive experience writer/player of a wide variety of contemporary styles
> Professional level transcription, notation, and arranging skills
> Strong music technology skills
> Ability to creatively implement a highly structured curriculum
> Ability to use keyboard as a learning modality for core subjects
The ideal candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and enjoy working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. The ideal candidate will have experience with students who struggle with the foundational components of the written theory tradition.
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Electronic applications only. Please submit the following materials through Berklee’s career website and address your materials to: Faculty Search Committee, Attn: George Russell Jr., Chair, Harmony and Jazz Composition Department, Berklee College of Music.
> 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
The position will remain open until filled, however for full consideration, application and supporting materials must be received by September 15, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.