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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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Join us for “The Seven Elements Required for Faculty Diversity Recruiting Success” on June 8th at 12:00 CDT. During this special UMW webinar, Dr. Christopher D. Lee, a leading expert on the search process, will discuss both strategy and tactics including the right training protocols and advanced search committee techniques. Register:



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

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  1. How to ace an interview with your body language

    The key to using positive body language during an interview is to look natural and confident, says Andy Mangum, a speech communications instructor. Make eye contact with your interviewer, maintain good posture and don't forget to smile. Fast Company online (2/21)
    22 Feb 2017 13:44:00 CST
  2. Tips for a successful academic committee interview

    Academic job candidates should be confident and try to make a good first impression when interviewing before a committee, writes Robin Mamlet with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. Female candidates, especially, should not hesitate to take credit for their work and use their body language to suggest an air of authority, Mamlet notes. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (2/21)
    22 Feb 2017 13:44:00 CST
  3. How using life stories can boost a career

    Next Avenue (2/20)
    22 Feb 2017 13:44:00 CST
  4. Wis. proposal would reward faculty who teach more

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's new budget includes a proposal that would reward faculty and adjuncts who teach "more than a standard academic load" over other functions such as research. University of Wisconsin System officials say they already track faculty workload and are reviewing how the proposal might affect their current system. Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (2/21)
    22 Feb 2017 13:44:00 CST
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