Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Shimer is hiring

Shimer alums tend to run in fairly erudite circles. Which means that if you're a Shimer alum, there's a good chance that you know some brilliant, thoughtful, well-read, under-appreciated Ph.D.'d person who would be a fantastic Shimer facilitator.


Shimer College, the Great Books College of Chicago, is seeking to fill fulltime faculty positions beginning in August 2011.

Shimer’s academic program features an interdisciplinary core curriculum consisting of courses in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Classes average ten students and are conducted in a seminar format. Shimer faculty members are generalists who are expected to teach in more than one area of the curriculum. The faculty participates extensively in the life of the College outside of the classroom. Shimer is very small (currently 120 students) but growing: enrollment has risen by 65% over the past three years and is expected to continue to increase over the next few years.

Applicants will be considered in any area of the liberal arts.

The announcement is also posted on the Chronicle website.

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