For consideration please submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references.
Role and Responsibilities:
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is seeking part-time adjuncts in the area of Medical Cannabis for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Adjuncts will facilitate Medical Cannabis courses online/asynchronously to Graduate Students in the USciences Online division. We are interested in innovative teaching approaches that complement the existing strengths of the University and contribute to the excellence of the learning experience and academic community.
We are currently hiring adjunct instructors for 100% online, flexible programs and six term starts per year. Each term is eight weeks. Pay per Course: $2,500.00 (graduate level). Below is the schedule for the remainder of 2020:
May 4 - June 26
June 29 - August 21
August 24 - October 16
October 19 - December 11
This posting will remain active indefinitely to develop a pool of qualified applicants.
Multiple Courses Available:
Introduction to the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis Marketing and Sales
Pharmacognosy of Cannabis
Finance and Regulation in the Cannabis Industry
Supply Chain Management in the Cannabis Industry
Medical Uses of Cannabis: From Theory to Practice
Specifically, the Online Adjunct will be expected to facilitate discussion relating to:
How cannabis is produced, processed and sold in the U.S.
Marketing plans for cannabis-specific products or services.
The operations of a cannabis dispensary and the role of ancillary businesses in its successful operation.
The financial and legal requirements to operate a successful cannabis business.
How the regulatory environment impacts the cannabis industry.
How the growing conditions of cannabis affect the cannabinoid composition of cultivars.
The endocannabinoid system and the roles of the different receptors.
The known effects of various cannabinoids on the endocannabinoid system and how these effects may translate into therapeutic benefit.
The non-phytocannabinoids in the plant and their potential therapeutic effects.
How cannabinoids and terpenes seem to work in synergy (the entourage effect) to impact the effects of cannabis on the body.
The risks and benefits of medical cannabis in specific patient populations.
Facilitate course via approved course plan/syllabus provided by USciences Online
Adhere to all policies and expectations detailed in the USciences Online Adjunct Faculty Guide
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Master’s Degree in Medical Cannabis, Medicinal Plant Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other-related field
Subject matter expert in field
Minimum 2 - 3 years of previous asynchronous, online teaching experience at the graduate level
Comfortable with all aspects of online environment
Flexible schedule to accommodate students in different time zones
Active, ongoing engagement with all students to support learning
1-week turnaround for grading online assignments
24-hour turnaround for e-mails and responses to discussion board posts
One-on-one consultations with students
Willingness/availability to participate in ongoing online faculty development
Adherence to ADA requirements for students with disabilities
The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.
The specific statements in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They are typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Doctoral Degree in Medical Cannabis or Pharmacy-Related Field
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Each term is eight weeks. Pay per Course: $2,500.00 (Graduate Level).
Internal Number: R517
About University of the Sciences
The University/College: University of the Sciences is located in the University City district of Philadelphia. This diverse area is home to two major research universities, an academic healthcare system, and world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Veterans Administration hospital. These provide a rich variety of clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. The campus is minutes from the culturally vibrant city center of Philadelphia. University of the Sciences is internationally recognized for its unique range of life science and health science majors within the University.