Adjunct Faculty – Cannabis Program – Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

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The School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University is seeking part-time adjunct faculty on an on-going basis to teach on-line courses in the new Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate program that began in August, 2020. Qualified applicants will be reviewed and placed in a pool to be contacted as openings become available.

Applicants must have extensive professional experience or education in one or more of the Program’s instructional areas:

  • Cannabis Fundamentals: Growing, Manufacturing and Dispensing
    • Overview of the science of growing the cannabis plant, the manufacturing and processing of cannabis products, and dispensing of cannabis for medical and therapeutic use.
      • Cannabis terminology
      • History of the industry and cultural norms
      • Common interactions within the human body
      • Horticultural principles of growing and harvesting cannabis
      • Equipment
      • Oil Extraction techniques
      • Modes of dispensing cannabis
      • Regulations
  • Cannabis Plant Science and Cultivation
    • Growing and developing the cannabis plant for use in the pharmaceutical, construction, and agricultural sectors, including:
      • Plant botany (physiology, structure, genetics, and ecology)
      • Seed procurement, storage and germination
      • Cutting propagation
      • Soil science
      • Water management
      • Plant anatomy identification
      • Growing and flowering stages
      • Harvesting techniques
  • Cannabis Extraction and Product Production
    • Information relevant to the extraction and manufacturing of cannabis.
      • Laboratory safety
      • Basic chemistry concepts
      • Solventless/Solvent based extraction
      • Cleaning up extractions
      • Final product forms
      • Packaging
      • Testing
      • Equipment Sanitation
      • Missouri food code
      • Good manufacturing practices
      • Inventory management
      • Order processing and security
  • Cannabis Compliance and Dispensing
    • Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements of a dispensary in the distribution of information and products to the consumer.
      • Statutory provisions and regulations
      • Types of dispensing operations
      • Personnel/Employee training requirements
      • Physical facilities
      • Zoning
      • Security
      • Inventory control
      • Recordkeeping
      • Cleaning and sanitation
      • Consumer rights and responsibilities
      • Efficacy and patient care issues
  • Pharmacological Properties of Cannabis
    • Chemical characteristics of the cannabis components and the factors that influence drug interaction within the body.
      • Receptor theory
      • Chemical absorption
      • Distribution
      • Metabolism
      • Excretion
      • Dose-response relationships
      • Symptoms treated by cannabis and evidence of the effectiveness of cannabis in treating patients

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate effective and varied on-line and cannabis facility on-site instructional practices with the assistance of the School’s Instructional Developer;
  • Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course outcomes, policies, assignments and evaluation criteria;
  • Evaluate student performance in meeting course outcomes through assignments, projects, and discussion;
  • Provide feedback in a timely manner regarding student progress on course outcomes;
  • Respond to all emails, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner (within 24 hours preferred, with 48 hours required);
  • Communicate all student concerns to the Program’s Academic Coach, keeping them updated and aware of and/or involved with solutions.
  • Communicate all programmatic concerns to the Program Director for Cannabis Science and Operations.


Faculty – Adjunct

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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