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Central Midwest HERC

Welcome to the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), the easy way to find higher education jobs in Iowa, Nebraska, and western Illinois. Here you can explore career opportunities in colleges and universities, as well as teaching hospitals, research centers, and members of private industry. You’ll also find resources and tools to support your job search in our region.

Perform free job searches and browse through employment resources at your convenience. Research the member institutions you want to work for, or view all listings in your field. Our Career Advice center offers helpful tips on landing the job you want.

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium bridges the gap between job seekers and employers. HERC works in conjunction with member institutions that value diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing you with a robust employment search. We help job seekers looking for professional openings at all career levels and job types.

We understand that relocating to the Central Midwest may entail finding gainful employment for both you and your partner. We provide a dual career search to attract qualified applicants while offering job opportunities to spouses and partners. Find jobs within a commutable distance.

Using the HERC website provides you with employment tools such as:

  • Unique Job Search Function – The easy-to-use interface offers filters and dependable email alerts. Dual career searches meet the needs of couples and families.
  • Résumé and CV Builder Upload, format, and save your relevant information. Create a searchable job portfolio to gain more exposure to prospective employers.
  • Mobile Friendly Interface – Use the HERC website from your smartphone.

Our Central Midwest HERC member employers include colleges, universities, government offices, nonprofits and members of private industry. Count on the Midwest HERC to advance your higher ed career in Iowa, Nebraska, or Western Illinois!

Is your institution already a HERC member?

HERConnect LogoVisit the Central Midwest member portal on HERConnect and learn how HERC helps promote your higher ed careers in Iowa, Nebraska, and western Illinois.

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You're committed to fostering an equitable workplace, in higher education and beyond. We're committed to providing you with the resources to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and support dual career couples.