Emploi – Part-time Faculty, Ethnomusicology and Music History – Boston Conservatory at Berklee

The Core Studies department at Boston Conservatory at Berklee is seeking a specialist in Ethnomusicology to augment the departmental offerings. The primary responsibility of this new, part-time faculty position will be to teach a new, first-year core course for undergraduate music students that balances western classical music in the landscape of many global music traditions and offers an introduction to methodologies and modes of interrogation that are not singularly focused on the western tradition. Additional responsibilities may include teaching additional undergraduate and graduate electives, as well as graduate level writing and research skills courses. Compensation and rank are commensurate with professional experience.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Master’s Degree
Minimum 3 years teaching in accredited higher education institution
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Willingness to work within a diverse faculty and student body
A familiarity with the priorities of undergraduate conservatory education, and the acumen to create and teach an introductory, ethnomusicology-oriented course in the framework of a conservatory curriculum
An in-depth knowledge of specific, non-western classical music traditions, while also being able to provide an overview of a broad range of traditions
The ability to actively engage students in the learning process, including students who benefit from a variety of learning modalities
A strong sense of collegiality, and a willingness to collaborate when appropriate
A respect for differing opinions and viewpoints
Knowledge of current research and pedagogical trends in ethnomusicology/musicology
Experience teaching ELLs
Additionally, candidates should also possess the ability to teach courses at the graduate level, including an introductory writing course, graduate seminars, and/or similar courses.
Submission Process:
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. Address your materials to: Mischa Salkind-Pearl,
Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
One-page teaching philosophy
Phone and email contact information for three (3) professional references
Application Review and Deadline:
For full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by July 1, 2024.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Diversity Mission Statement:
As a performing arts conservatory, we acknowledge that conservatory education has historically been focused on Western classicism. Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to reinventing this educational model through curricular and programmatic innovation that immerses our students in a wide range of artistic and aesthetic languages, engages them in understanding performing arts as cultural documents, and ensures equitable racial, ethnic, gender, and LGBTQ+ representation at every level of our institution. We are committed to removing barriers that may discourage any person from learning, teaching, and working with us.
Berklee 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 are not permitted to apply for staff or faculty positions
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at Berklee:
We support an inclusive workplace where everyone excels based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance. Berklee affirms that inequality is detrimental to our faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to make lasting change through our actions. Berklee is committed to providing fair and equitable consideration of all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or status as a member of the armed forces or veteran of the armed forces, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As part of this commitment, Berklee will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Team at hroperations@Berklee.edu or call 617-747-2375.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of our institution, 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 are not permitted to apply for staff or faculty positions.*
Employee Type:
Société française d'ethnomusicologie