Medical Cannabis - Online Adjunct, Undergraduate Level

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
Job Type: PartTime

Application Instructions:

For consideration please submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. These documents must be submitted together as one document through the resume upload field.

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.

Courses Available:

  • 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.

Additional Expectations:

  • 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
  • Experience with adult learners 
  • Access to computer: minimum computing requirements
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in Medical Cannabis, MBA or Master’s in Business Management or related field with work experience in the Cannabis Industry


At USciences we create a better world in many ways. We educate the next generation of leaders in healthcare and science, increase the world’s knowledge and improve the lives of people around the planet.
USciences offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals seeking job, career and personal growth. Our campus community affords a wide range of faculty and staff positions that support our academic programs and students with many jobs similar to those found in private organizations.
If you are motivated by being surrounded by achievement, enjoy work with a shared purpose and want the pride that comes with being part of a winning team, join us today.



Application Instructions:

For consideration please submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. These documents must be submitted together as one document through the resume upload field.

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.

Courses Available:

  • 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.

Additional Expectations:

  • 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
  • Experience with adult learners 
  • Access to computer: minimum computing requirements
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in Medical Cannabis, MBA or Master’s in Business Management or related field with work experience in the Cannabis Industry


At USciences we create a better world in many ways. We educate the next generation of leaders in healthcare and science, increase the world’s knowledge and improve the lives of people around the planet.
USciences offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals seeking job, career and personal growth. Our campus community affords a wide range of faculty and staff positions that support our academic programs and students with many jobs similar to those found in private organizations.
If you are motivated by being surrounded by achievement, enjoy work with a shared purpose and want the pride that comes with being part of a winning team, join us today.


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