Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science

Position ID:Cornell-SIPS-SL [#15173, WDR-00021095]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Plant Science / Teaching
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15help popup (posted 2019/10/18, updated 2019/10/21)
Position Description:    

Senior Lecturer in Hemp Science 
School of Integrative Plant Science 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Cornell University Ithaca, New York 

Position Function 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. 

The School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) is the largest academic unit in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, providing a unifying framework for five sections with interrelated activities: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil & Crop Sciences. The sections are associated with distinct disciplines and graduate fields, but are increasingly connected by urgent local and global challenges and the revolutionary scientific tools now available. 

SIPS welcomes applications for a Senior Lecturer in Hemp Science to instruct in the Hemp Science Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) program. The successful applicant will benefit from Cornell's cutting-edge research and teaching resources; interactions with top faculty in plant growth, production and processing of hemp and other life sciences; and one of the leading public hemp breeding programs in the country. Both teaching and mentoring within the Hemp Science MPS program will enable outstanding opportunities for networking with students, faculty, and industry partners. SIPS also has an ongoing active learning initiative that could aid in course development and evaluation. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: 

1. Develop and teach a hemp processing laboratory and discussion course which will include:  
a. Retting and processing stems for fiber and hurd.
b. Cleaning, dehulling, and pressing seed for oil and seedcake protein. 
c. Extraction and quantification of cannabinoids from dried hemp tissue. 

2. Develop and teach modules for the Hemp Science MPS program in consultation with other hemp researchers at Cornell (e.g. hemp laws and regulations or food safety compliance). 

3. Develop on-line certificate program with a focus on hemp processing, and help coordinate on-line food safety compliance for hemp food and consumables. 

4. Contribute to additional courses as needed. 

5. Mentor Hemp Science MPS students, including supervising student projects.

6. Participate in the Hemp Science faculty steering committee that guides and coordinates teaching and internship activities. 

7. Grade assignments, meet with students during scheduled office hours, write student references, and oversee Teaching Assistants
 
Anticipated Division of Time

50% Classroom instruction 
25% On-line certificate development through eCornell 
15% Advising and student project facilitation/mentoring 
5% Safety training for processing lab equipment 
5% Processing lab equipment maintenance 

Term

This is a 12 month position, with an initial 3 year appointment and is renewable dependent on performance and funding.

Requirements 

The Senior Lecturer must have a Master’s degree in plant, agricultural, soil, or biological sciences. Prior course development and teaching experience. The candidate will have expertise in laboratory courses and working with a diverse array of equipment, and excellent communication skills. This position will be part of the Hemp Science Leadership Team and should have expertise and demonstrated leadership skills. Candidates should have a track record of demonstrated excellence in teaching through innovative pedagogical models. PhD preferred. 

Supervision Exercised 

The candidate will supervise Teaching Assistants. 

Applications To Apply 

Candidates should submit their CV, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, a statement of research experience, the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via Academic Jobs Online. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to SIPS Assistant Director Magdalen Lindeberg at ml16@cornell.edu.  

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. 

Application Materials Required

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application: 
• Cover Letter 
• Curriculum Vitae 
• Statement of research experience 
• Teaching Statement 
• A statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion 

And anything else requested in the position description

Further Info
Magdalen Lindeberg ml16@cornell.edu 
135 Plant Science Building 
236 Tower Road 
Ithaca, NY 14853


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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/graduate/degrees-and-requirements/master-professional-studies/hemp-specialization/ https://cals.cornell.edu/mps/
email
 
Cornell University
135 Plant Science Building
236 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

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