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About HERC

HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.

What HERC Offers Jobseekers

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. This means you have access to excellent faculty, research, staff and executive positions at employers around the country. If you’re part of a dual-career couple HERC has tools to help you and your partner find jobs within a commutable distance.

What HERC Offers Member Institutions

Is your campus hiring the most outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and executives? Do you have a successful strategy for assisting dual-career couples? Interested in pooling resources to increase your campus' effectiveness in these areas?

Find out how HERC member institutions work together to strategically address these recruitment priorities. HERC has developed leading regional & national higher education jobs websites, diverse job seeker pools & a network of colleagues at nearby campuses who collaborate on dual-career hiring issues and convene regularly for professional development opportunities. Members also receive special pricing from numerous higher education vendors, often saving more than the cost of membership.

Learn how HERC membership can help your institution

What HERC Offers Corporate & Non-Profit Partners

HERC offers partners the opportunity to present business solutions and information about their organizations to higher education human resources, chief academic officer, and diversity leaders – the individuals responsible for purchasing decisions at their institutions.

Learn how partnering with HERC can help your organization

Pat Jones
"Dual academic career issues continue to be an increasing challenge in faculty hiring. The NorCal HERC web site is an important resource for us – dual-career jobs found through HERC have been key in our ability to recruit several faculty."

- Pat Jones, Dr. Nancy Chang Professor of Biology, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University

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    Among the bad habits that professionals sometimes exhibit at work, few are as toxic to your career potential as cutting corners on your work or failing to follow through or meet deadlines. You should also be careful not to exhibit a negative attitude and be willing to take responsibility for your mistakes, writes Marguerite Ward. CNBC (2/17)
    20 Feb 2017 12:29:06 CSThttp://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/4-bad-habits-that-can-destroy-your-career.html
  2. How Ph.D. students can identify skills

    Those in Ph.D. programs should examine their daily work to discover transferable skills for when they begin hunting for a job, writes Briana Mohan, a career adviser at Tulane University. The grueling schedule of a doctoral program equips students with many skills such as time management, meeting deadlines and working in a fast-paced environment, Mohan notes. InsideHigherEd.com (2/20)
    20 Feb 2017 12:29:06 CSThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/02/20/phd-prepares-you-multitasking-work-world-demands-essay
  3. Strategies to overcome common career challenges

    Forbes (2/17)
    20 Feb 2017 12:29:06 CSThttp://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaroepe/2017/02/17/3-common-career-hurdles-and-how-to-overcome-them/
  4. Fewer female Ph.D. students publish in first year

    Female students in their first year of a Ph.D. program such as molecular biology work more hours, but a recent study shows that for every 100 hours spent working, women were 15% less likely to publish a paper in that first year than male peers. Researchers say some reasons may include a fear of backlash or a lab culture that favors men over women. ScienceMag.org (2/16)
    20 Feb 2017 12:29:06 CSThttp://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/02/women-miss-out-authorship-opportunities-early
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