Baylor Hires Alan Jacobs Away from Wheaton

He'll start at its Honors College in August 2013.
Folks: I have accepted an offer to become a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the Honors College at Baylor U. Excited! Nervous!– Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) October 24, 2012

Alan Jacobs, almost certainly Wheaton College's most public public intellectual, will be at Wheaton College no more, he announced on Twitter last night.

Jacobs, part of Wheaton's faculty since 1984, will serve as distinguished professor of the Humanities at Baylor University's Honors College.

"I really love what they're doing at Baylor's Honors College—super-smart students, serious, committed faculty," he tweeted. "Honored to join them." He'll take the post in August 2013.

In recent years, Jacobs has established himself as a leading scholar both inside and outside Christian academic circles, especially in the fields of text technology, C.S. Lewis, and W.H. Auden.

The Waco, Texas, school went on a hiring spree a decade ago, luring several prominent scholars from Wheaton, Calvin, and other Christian colleges in an attempt ...

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