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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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Jobseeker Webinars

Get ready for the recruiting season by participating in two webinars, "The Academic Job Search:  Presenting Yourself on Paper,"  (August 25th, 12:00 CDT) and "The Academic Job Search:  Presenting Yourself in Person," (October 27th, 12:00 CDT).  Details and registration.

Member Training

“Assessing and Advancing Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” Friday, November 18th, 8:30-3:00, Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  ­­­­UMW HERC and the NADOHE Upper Midwest Chapter are cooperating to provide diversity training for administrators, faculty, and staff from HERC and NADOHE institutions.  In the morning, Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, University of Michigan, and co-author, The Chief Diversity Officer:  Strategy, Structure, and Change Management, and a panel of UMW diversity officers will address methods for assessing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In the afternoon, Dr. Wade-Golden will lead a workshop on developing effective institutional diversity plans.   Additional information







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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. How to spot a bad place to work

    Job searchers should be wary of prospective employers that ask for proof of past salaries or become slow to respond during the hiring process, writes Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of Human Workplace. She outlines several more red flags that professionals should look for during the job hunt. Forbes (9/25)
    26 Sep 2016 13:32:41 CDT
  2. What not to talk about during interviews

    Academic job seekers should talk about overarching themes of their personality that will be an asset to an organization, but be slow to disclose everything about themselves, University of Michigan assistant dean Paula Di Rita Wishart advises in this blog post. In addition, candidates should focus on how they professionally handled conflicts instead of talking about emotions, she suggests. (9/26)
    26 Sep 2016 13:32:41 CDT
  3. Avoid these questions in a job interview (9/23)
    26 Sep 2016 13:32:41 CDT
  4. Survey: Many millennials give up on startup dreams

    Millennials are attracted to the idea of creating their own companies, but 42% say the dream is unlikely to become reality for financial reasons, including student debt, a survey for Ernst & Young found. Bloomberg (9/22)
    26 Sep 2016 13:32:41 CDT
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