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Upper Midwest HERC

Welcome to the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). Our institutions are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and cultural resources within the geographic region.  The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, listing all open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions.

To learn more about living in the Upper Midwest, vist our regional information page.

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UMW Updates

Job Seeker Webinar.  "Creating and Managing Your Professional Identity to Define Your Research Agenda and to Guide Your Career Path."  Dr. Luis Ponjuan, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, will review the research that "describes the value of  understanding your own research voice."  Register 

Member Training.  Join us for HERC's Fall 2015 Membership Meeting, "Innovative Approaches to Developing, Recruiting, and Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color,” on Friday, November 20th, from 8:30-12:00, at the Eden Prairie campus of Hennepin Technical College.  Details and registration.




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UMW HERC covers Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href=''>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. 3 steps to eliminating bad habits

    The moment of awareness when you realize you're about to engage in a bad habit is the first step to avoiding the habit altogether. After you recognize that you're about to partake in the bad habit, you must resist the negative urge. Finally, replace the act you usually commit with something more beneficial to yourself and others. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (10/8)
    09 Oct 2015 12:46:10 CDT
  2. How new faculty can make the most of having a mentor

    New faculty members should seek various mentors both inside and outside of their departments, University of North Carolina at Greensboro professors Susan Phillips and Susan Dennison advise. "In each case, it would be helpful to have the opportunity to talk briefly with a potential mentor to see if he or she is a good fit for you," they write. (10/9)
    09 Oct 2015 12:46:10 CDT
  3. 5 strategies to increase the success of a job search

    Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration) (10/7)
    09 Oct 2015 12:46:10 CDT
  4. Report suggests new graduates should be happy

    Students graduating from college this year are facing a thriving hiring market, with employers saying they plan to hire 15% more graduates heading into 2016, a Michigan State University survey has found. "Most signs point to another explosive year of growth in the job market for college graduates," Michigan State's Phil Gardner says. The survey says businesses with less than 100 employees expect to hire 30% more college grads, and students with associate degrees and MBAs also can expect more opportunities. Bloomberg (10/8)
    09 Oct 2015 12:46:10 CDT
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