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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 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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Click below to hear what those who accepted positions at UMW HERC institutions have to say about living and working in the region.

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UMW Updates

Member Training.  HERC sponsored a search committee training event on April 22nd, 2015, at the University of Minnesota.  Staff from WISELI helped participants learn how to minimize bias in the search process.  




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  1. Why graduate students should forge their own career paths

    Science graduate and postdoctoral students should allow those they admire to inspire their career choices, but they should not seek to follow that path exactly, postdoctoral student Sofia Otero advises in this blog post. When working with role models, Otero suggests offering project ideas and learning as much from them as possible to shape a new career. Nature (free content) (5/1)
    01 May 2015 12:33:22 CDT
  2. Become successful without sacrificing your personal life

    Nobody wants to work 80 hours per week to get ahead, but studies have shown that those who ask for accommodations or time off often suffer when it comes to reviews and promotions, Max Nisen writes. Overcome this problem by building a portfolio of repeat clients and taking advantage of telecommuting opportunities. Quartz (4/30)
    01 May 2015 12:33:22 CDT
  3. How to turn around a bad job interview

    Fortune (4/30)
    01 May 2015 12:33:22 CDT
  4. Colleges address pay gap between male, female faculty

    Full-time female faculty at McMaster University in Canada will receive pay raises this summer to close the 2% pay gap between them and their male peers, university officials say. Another Canadian school -- the University of British Columbia -- made the same move in 2013, and the University of California at Berkeley has studied the issue with promises to address it. (4/30)
    01 May 2015 12:33:22 CDT
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