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Welcome to the Greater Washington State HERC! 

Our job board lists the faculty, staff and executive positions at distinguished colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and research institutes in our region.  GWS HERC is a non-profit consortium of higher education and affiliated employers.  We are part of the 19-region HERC network. 

Use our website to have access to:

•   Simplified Job Searching - improved search filters, e-alerts, and simplified user interface
•   Enhanced Dual-Career Options - easier process for linking your search and your partner's
•   CV/Resume Builder - convenient uploading, formatting, and saving options
•   Searchable Portfolio - ability to upload more materials/file formats for better exposure to
    employers
•   Google Maps - quick assessment of potential commutes from our job detail screen
•   Mobile Access - better access your account and jobs while you're on the go
 

Mission

Our mission is to advance the efforts of our member organizations to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and to assist dual-career couples.  Our organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and in providing an environment sensitive to work/life balance.  We understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career technology.

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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='http://www.smartbrief.com/herc/index.jsp?sb_code=rss'>here</a> to subscribe.
  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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