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To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


The NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources.


  • Promote awareness of the NJ/Eastern PA/DE Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
  • Share successful methods and best practices for addressing recruitment and retention issues, including issues related to partner placement and diversity.
  • Develop and promote a collaborative employment website for faculty and staff positions at member institutions in NJ/Eastern PA/DE.
  • Attract the most talented and diverse candidates to our member institutions.
  • Advance the efforts of member institutions to assist dual-career couples.
  • Promote NJ/Eastern PA/DE higher education as an employment sector of choice.
  • Ensure our members remain on the cutting edge of best recruitment and retention practices.

Membership Benefits

  • Become featured on the only comprehensive higher education employment website in the NJ/Eastern PA/DE area
  • Receive unlimited access to posting faculty and staff jobs
  • Reach job seekers directly with e-mail job alerts
  • Assist dual-career couples with the website's ability to conduct dual-career searches
  • Broaden your applicant pool
  • Gain coverage in press releases, media events, and marketing and advertising efforts
  • Network with other institutions at members-only meetings
  • Exchange information on best practices in recruitment and retention, partner placement and diversity
  • Help shape the future of the NJ/Eastern PA/DE HERC
Leigh Dzwik
"Being a member of HERC expresses the institutional value of collaboration with other higher education institutions and shows candidates that we are willing to reach out to the whole person as a hire, not just for the position itself."

- Leigh Settlemoir Dzwik, Assistant President for Academic Human Resources, Oakland University

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  1. How "add-ons" can improve a grad-student CV

    Graduate students can differentiate their curriculum vitae by including what CareerTrax founder David Jensen calls "add-ons," such as a certificate or a group or association affiliation. Such extras can highlight unique skills other candidates may lack, Jensen writes in this commentary. Science (free content) (3/14)
    16 Mar 2018 12:56:05 CDT
  2. Get more out of your next conference

    You can benefit more from conference attendance by researching which workshops are most relevant to you, writes Thomas Smale. Check out social media beforehand to identify the sessions others in your field are attending, and follow up with new people you meet after returning to the office. Entrepreneur online (3/14)
    16 Mar 2018 12:56:05 CDT
  3. Prepare now for tough job-interview questions

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    16 Mar 2018 12:56:05 CDT
  4. Report: Women hold more student debt than men in the US

    A recent report from the American Association of University Women found that women graduate college with about $1,500 more in student loans than their male peers and carry about two-thirds of all student debt in the nation. Researchers say factors influencing the disparity include the fact that more women are attending college and a persistent pay gap with men after graduation. CNBC (3/14)
    16 Mar 2018 12:56:05 CDT
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