Academic Director: Business of Cannabis

  • LIM College
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 18 Dec, 2021
Full time Cannabis Jobs

Job Description

LIM College - Where Business Meets Fashion is offering the country’s first BBA in the Business of Cannabis and we’re hiring an Academic Director: Business of Cannabis.


LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. Located in midtown Manhattan - the fashion capital of the world - and devoted exclusively to the study of business and fashion, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles. Undergraduate students may major in Fashion Media, Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, Visual Studies, Business of Fashion or Business of Cannabis. At the graduate level, LIM College offers an MPS programs in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and Consumer Analytics.

LIM College is launching a BBA degree in the Business of Cannabis in fall 2022. In addition, plans are underway to offer a certificate program as well as a graduate degree in this field. To support this work, the College is seeking a new member of the team with expertise in the field of cannabis to serve as the Academic Director, content expert, and advisor on this expanding area of education for the institution. The incumbent will play an invaluable role identifying opportunities and launching initiatives in this growing area at the College. The Academic Director will hire and supervise adjuncts, design curriculum, advise students on educational programs and career options. The Academic Director will establish industry relationships and represent LIM College with external stakeholders in the business of cannabis. The Academic Director should be a person with an entrepreneurial spirit who understands the valuable role education can play in the world of cannabis.  


  • Assist in the development and coordination of all cannabis programs (both credit and non-credit)
  • Engage with professional cannabis organizations to stay abreast of industry trends to keep the cannabis curriculum relevant
  • Help interview and recruit prospective faculty
  • Act as the point person for the cannabis degree, working with adjunct faculty to ensure a quality education for our students
  • Serve as an academic resource with prospective and continuing students
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications and Enrollment Services to help support recruitment efforts
  • Partner with the Offices of Career and Internship Services, and External Relations and Alumni Affairs on ensuring strong relationships and partnerships with industry.
  • Teach 1 class per semester
  • Work closely with students outside of the classroom as a mento
  • Assist Chair in department administration as needed
  • Work closely with other faculty (adjunct and full time) as a mentor and resource
  • Serve on College-wide committees
  • Contribute to learning outcomes assessment
  • Observe faculty classroom teaching as needed
  • Participate in College wide programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s required
  • College level teaching experience is preferable but not required
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the cannabis industry
  • Experience working in business is preferable but not required
  • Business writing and presentation experience