Academic/Faculty, Alternative/Complementary Medicine, Online/Distance, Other - Academic/Faculty
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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 Undergraduate 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: $2,200.00 (undergraduate level). Below is the schedule for the remainder of 2020 and for all of 2021:
Fall A 2020
August 31 - October 23
Fall B 2020
October 26 - December 18
Spring A 2021
January 11 – March 5
Spring B 2021
March 8 – April 30
Summer A 2021
May 3 – June 25
Summer B 2021
June 28 – August 20
Fall A 2021
August 30 – October 22
Fall B 2021
October 25 – December 17
This posting will remain active indefinitely to develop a pool of qualified applicants.
Introduction to the Cannabis Industry
Health Communication in the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis Marketing and Sales
Supply Chain Management in the Cannabis Industry
Specifically, the Online Adjunct will be expected to facilitate discussion relating to:
The history of cannabis use and its prohibition in the US from legal and cultural perspectives
Agricultural business processes relevant to growing cannabis in the United States
Basic pharmacology of cannabinoids and how these interact with the endocannabinoid system
Different cannabis delivery methods, formulations, and dosage
Safety concerns in cannabis products and their consumption
The state of the cannabis industry in the United States from legal, regulatory, and policy perspectives
Risks and opportunities present in the cannabis industry
Principles of marketing and sales management
Marketing plans for cannabis-specific products or services.
The business operations of a cannabis dispensary
Important factors in designing, managing, and controlling business processes related to the selling and dispensing of cannabis
The financial and legal requirements to operate a successful cannabis business
How the regulatory environment impacts the cannabis industry
Cannabis-related business organizations within the supply chain and the role of planning, information sharing, and forecasting.
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, Pharmacy, MBA or other-related field
Subject matter expert in field with direct work experience
Minimum 2 - 3 years of previous asynchronous, online teaching experience at the undergraduate 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, MBA or Master’s in Business Management or related field with work experience in the Cannabis Industry
Internal Number: R555
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.