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About HERC

HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.

What HERC Offers Jobseekers

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. This means you have access to excellent faculty, research, staff and executive positions at employers around the country. If you’re part of a dual-career couple HERC has tools to help you and your partner find jobs within a commutable distance.

What HERC Offers Member Institutions

Is your campus hiring the most outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and executives? Do you have a successful strategy for assisting dual-career couples? Interested in pooling resources to increase your campus' effectiveness in these areas?

Find out how HERC member institutions work together to strategically address these recruitment priorities. HERC has developed leading regional & national higher education jobs websites, diverse job seeker pools & a network of colleagues at nearby campuses who collaborate on dual-career hiring issues and convene regularly for professional development opportunities. Members also receive special pricing from numerous higher education vendors, often saving more than the cost of membership.

Learn how HERC membership can help your institution

What HERC Offers Corporate & Non-Profit Partners

HERC offers partners the opportunity to present business solutions and information about their organizations to higher education human resources, chief academic officer, and diversity leaders – the individuals responsible for purchasing decisions at their institutions.

Learn how partnering with HERC can help your organization

Elizabeth Ancarana
“Harvard belongs to HERC for many important reasons. It facilitates member collaboration and its powerful job search website is an invaluable dual-career tool for the spouses and partners of our faculty and senior administrator candidates.”

- Elizabeth Ancarana, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University

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  1. How a growth mindset benefits an academic career

    Academics seeking career success should cultivate a growth mindset that drives them to learn more and forgive themselves when they fail, write professor Alexander Clark and Bailey Sousa, director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, both of the University of Alberta. In this commentary, they outline the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and explain how embracing change can bolster a career. Times Higher Education (UK) (free registration) (2/21)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/your-biggest-asset-academic-career-success-growth-mindset
  2. What is key to landing a community-college job?

    Preparing a strong teaching demonstration is important for academics applying for a faculty position at a community college, writes Rob Jenkins, a Georgia State University Perimeter College associate professor. In this commentary, Jenkins outlines other key differences between interviews at two-year colleges and four-year research institutions. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (2/20)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.chronicle.com/article/What-to-Expect-at-a/242578
  3. How thinking strategically can boost a career

    Forbes (2/20)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/averyblank/2018/02/20/6-habits-of-strategic-thinkers-thatll-help-position-you-for-career-success/
  4. Gender-progressive nations have fewer women in STEM

    Countries with progressive cultures are producing fewer women in science, technology, engineering and math fields than countries with high rates of gender inequality, such as Algeria, where 41% of college graduates with STEM degrees are women, Olga Khazan writes. Researchers say that women from countries with a wide gender gap view STEM careers as their best pathway to financial independence, Khazan writes. The Atlantic online (2/18)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/the-more-gender-equality-the-fewer-women-in-stem/553592/
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