Full-time Faculty, Harmony - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Berklee College of Music invites applications for two full-time faculty positions in the Harmony Department. The ideal candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and enjoy working in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. 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 appointments to begin September 1st, 2016. Compensation is commensurate with professional experience.


  • Teach courses in the Harmony Department
  • 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 or arranging 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

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Full-time Faculty, Harmony
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Music (composition)
  • Music (theory)
  • Music (vocal)
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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