Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science

Position ID:Cornell-SIPS-LHP [#21568, WDR-00030772]
Position Title: Lecturer in Hemp Science
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Crop Production
Appl Deadline:2022/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/04, finished 2022/08/10, listed until 2022/08/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Lecturer in Hemp Science  
School of Integrative Plant Science 
Cornell University
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 connected by urgent local and global challenges and the revolutionary scientific tools now available. 

SIPS welcomes applications for a Lecturer in Hemp Science to develop and teach online content in collaboration with eCornell, based on current courses in SIPS. For examples see The successful applicant will benefit from Cornell's cutting-edge research and teaching resources; interactions with top faculty in hemp agronomy, horticulture, pest and disease management, production and processing of hemp and other life sciences; and one of the leading public hemp breeding programs in the country. SIPS also has an ongoing active learning initiative that could aid in course development and teaching course content. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  1. Develop and teach online certificate programs in hemp production and processing through eCornell. 
  2. Work collaboratively with current faculty teaching courses in these areas with potential expansion into areas such as greenhouse production, hydroponics, disease, weed and pest management.
  3. Build a strong partnership between eCornell and SIPS
  4. Join the committee that oversees New York State scholarships for the eCornell hemp certificate programs
  5. Work with hemp science faculty write grants to support additional online certificate programs and scholarships
  6. Participate in the Hemp Science team meetings 
This is a 12-month position with the initial appointment will be for three years and is renewable based on available work, continued funding and successful performance
. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be be reviewed starting on May 1, 2022. 

Anticipated Division of Time: 
45% Course development/Educational activities 
45% Teaching 
5% Committee service (Hemp Team and Scholarships) 
5% Grant writing 

The Instructor must have a master’s degree in in plant, agricultural, soil, or biological sciences and teaching experience. 
Online educational programing experience desired but not required. Candidates should have an interest in developing innovating teaching skills, and sharing those skills across SIPS. 

Supervision is not required for this position.

To apply: 
Candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience and 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 
Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Chris Smart at

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: 

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Teaching statement
  4. Contact information for 2 references
  5. A statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion 

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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:
Dr. Chris Smart
135 Plant Science Building
236 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853