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About New Jersey - Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware HERC

Vision

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

Mission

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.

Goals

  • 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
Lubna Mian
"Our institution has a strong interest in broadening the pool of applicants for any given position, and in the recruitment of dual-career couples. The notion that one might be able to search easily for all the faculty jobs in a region advances important institutional goals. The ease, convenience, and transparency of the HERC website all make a lot of sense."

- Lubna Mian, Director of Faculty Development and Equity Office of the Provost, University of Pennsylvania

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