UCLA Music 2021-22 Part-Time Lecturer in Musicianship University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06887
The Music Department of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music invites applications for a part-time lecturer in Musicianship for the academic year 2021-2022. Salary commensurate with applicant qualifications and experience.
The responsibilities will include teaching sections of first-year musicianship to students in the three departments within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology). Content to include: ear training, sight singing and keyboard skills. Methods to include: keyboard and vocal improvisation, composition exercises, use of technology as a teaching tool, notated and recorded homework assignments. Instructor to be responsible for leading a holistic one-year curriculum which includes basic Western classical music and jazz progressions, and which encompasses improvisation, composition, notation, keyboard and vocal skills, while addressing different student skill and experience levels.
Applicants should have an established reputation as a performer and teacher with expertise in the skills necessary for instruction of Musicianship. A Master's degree or equivalent professional experience in music performance, composition, theory and/or music education; significant professional experience as a composer/performer/educator; keyboard skills in a variety of musical styles; a record of experience teaching music students of different skill levels in a university context. Instructor should demonstrate fluency with common harmonic idioms within Western classical music, jazz music and across other idioms; sight singing ability and teaching techniques across a variety of stylistic idioms; jazz keyboard harmony and improvisation and teaching techniques; utilizing a keyboard lab innovatively to foster individual and group student participation; using technology to facilitate streamlined learning.
The preliminary application deadline is Friday, September 17, 2021, with an anticipated appointment date of October 1, 2021. Applications should include a letter stating interest in the position and a philosophy of teaching, a comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Online audio and/or video links representing the applicant's playing are encouraged.
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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.