Lecturer - Urban Horticulture & Design (Cannabis Management)

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Compensation: Commensurate with experience

About Farmingdale State College:
Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.


Farmingdale State College seeks to hire a full-time lecturer (10 months) for the Cannabis Production and Management curriculum. This interdisciplinary program is housed in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design but includes curriculum from the departments of Business Management, Criminal Justice Studies, Economics, Nutrition Science and Wellness, and Urban Horticulture. This appointment includes a teaching obligation in one of the fields that encompass the Cannabis Production and Management curriculum and will also serve as the Program Coordinator. The selected applicant will work closely with college personnel and representatives of the local Cannabis industry to build a program that responds dynamically to the needs of students, graduates, and employers. Related service activities will include curriculum design, student recruitment and advisement, and interface with external interest groups.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are imperative.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


  • Master's degree (MS, MA, MBA or its equivalent awarded by August 31, 2023) or higher from a regionally accredited university in one of the fields encompassing the Cannabis Certificate curriculum (Horticulture, Business, Economics, Health related field).
  • One year of experience in the cannabis field either through academic study or industry related work experience.


  • College level teaching experience.
  • Ability to teach online courses.
  • Broad-based knowledge and experience with the cannabis industry.

Additional Information

This is a 10-month UUP faculty position. For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, September 16, 2022 and ending Thursday, September 29, 2022, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
For best consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2022.

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.
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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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Application Instructions: Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

Cover Letter

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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