Music Department: Music Ensembles Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

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Recruitment Period
Open August 1st, 2018 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.

The Music Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who may be called upon to teach various performance ensembles at the lower and upper division course level. We seek applications from outstanding candidates with relevant teaching experience who can teach ensembles (e.g. Jazz ensemble, Latin American ensemble, Classical Guitar ensemble, Wind ensemble, etc.) that are specific to the applicant's background, interest, and expertise.

Applicants with expertise in college level teaching experience or who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Music undergraduate and graduate programs (Music Ph.D., D.M.A, and M.A.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Master's Degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in Music (at the time of application); or four years of artistic and creative work consisting of a national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in music venues, museums, galleries, and festivals, and evidence of scholarship in peer-reviewed journals, web, and/or book publications (at the time of application).

Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters), but they may also be made during Summer Session.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00561-19P in all correspondence.


Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and the courses you area qualified to teach (required)
Curriculum vitae (required)
Programs and recordings of three of your performances- for each of the recordings, upload a pdf document that includes a description and link to the recording (required)
One sample course syllabus (required)
Evaluations of teaching (optional, a maximum of three sets of course evaluations will be accepted)
Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.