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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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Member Training: 

HERC's spring 2016 meeting, "Recruitment, Retention, and Reality," will be held June 16th-17th at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  The event will be co-sponsored by MnCUPA-HR. Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will provide the keynote address, "Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in U. S. Higher Education."  Register here.  For additional information, see this flyer.





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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. What are the best questions to ask during a job interview?

    Job candidates should ask about an organization's culture and career advancement opportunities during an interview, Search Party and JobAdvisor CEO Ben Hutt suggests. Hutt offers 12 questions candidates should ask to ensure they are a good fit for the job. Lifehacker (5/1)
    02 May 2016 12:39:29 CDT
  2. 15 habits that can undermine an academic career

    Academics can harm their careers by not having enough mentors or failing to be known beyond their own institution, writes Robert Sternberg, provost and senior vice president at Oklahoma State University. In this commentary, he details 15 ways academics can undermine their own success. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (4/29)
    02 May 2016 12:39:29 CDT
  3. What graduate students need to know to select the best advisers (5/2)
    02 May 2016 12:39:29 CDT
  4. Weak US economic growth contradicted by firm hiring pace

    Although US economic growth has been disappointing, measuring at a 0.5% annual rate during the first quarter of 2016, the job market continues to perform well. "The consumer is fundamentally sound, as is the housing market," said HSBC Chief US Economist Kevin Logan, who noted that "the global economy and commodities are weak." The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (4/28)
    02 May 2016 12:39:29 CDT
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