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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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  1. Remote conference options allow you to enjoy panels from afar

    Attending a conference is a great way to network, even if you cannot attend in person, writes Saul Kaplan. "[S]ocial media platforms are enabling anyone with a web connection to join, breaking down the socio-economic barriers that limit the diversity and ultimate value of conference interactions," Kaplan offers. Following conferences online allows you to be a part of the post-event conversation and keep up on industry trends. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (10/6)
    07 Oct 2015 12:18:38 CDT
  2. How academic professionals can transition to administrators

    Academic professionals who become administrators must be prepared to make tough decisions and lose some old friendships, writes Larry Lauer, vice chancellor emeritus at Texas Christian University. New administrators should not be afraid to ask for help, Lauer advises, and find support among new colleagues. (10/5)
    07 Oct 2015 12:18:38 CDT
  3. The best ways to showcase communication skills on a resume

    U.S. News & World Report (10/6)
    07 Oct 2015 12:18:38 CDT
  4. Survey: Majority of Americans have little or no savings

    A survey about savings habits has found that 21% of Americans don't have a savings account, while 62% have a savings account with less than $1,000 in it. The survey was taken by Google Consumer Survey for and shows that many Americans would have to rely on credit -- or even retirement funds -- to handle a financial emergency. MarketWatch (10/6)
    07 Oct 2015 12:18:38 CDT
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