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Upper Midwest HERC

The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC) provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, eastern North Dakota, and eastern South Dakota. Our job board lists open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities. You can learn more about our higher education employers that value diversity and inclusion. UMW HERC member institutions prioritize inclusive hiring and promote workplace equity. Beyond individual job searches, we offer dual career searches to assist couples in finding jobs within a commutable distance of each other.

The Upper Midwest HERC encompasses a diversity of people, landscapes, and lifestyles.  From towns in the pristine northern forests to international ports on Lake Superior, communities on the rolling Great Plains, river towns along the Mississippi, and to the vibrant twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the homes of UMW HERC institutions offer an excellent quality of life. We hope UMW HERC’s career and community resources will help you conduct an informed and productive job search.

Regional and Diversity Resources

Below are links to regional and diverity resources in each specific region that the Upper Midwest HERC represents.

Here and Happy!

Explore our filmed testimonials to learn what those who accepted positions at UMW HERC institutions have to say about living and working in the region. Learn how the Upper Midwest HERC can help recent college graduates find employment within higher education.


Is your institution already a HERC member?


Visit the Upper Midwest member portal on HERConnect and learn how HERC helps promote your higher ed careers in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin.

Job Seeker Reflections

Upper Midwest HERC Job Seeker Reflections - Iwalani Else
Upper Midwest HERC Jobseeker Testimonial - Dr. Daniel Muñoz-Hutchinson, Part 1
Upper Midwest HERC Jobseeker Testimonial - Dr. Daniel Muñoz-Hutchinson, Part 2

Why work in higher education

Jonathan Aurand, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dunwoody College
Phoebe Johnson, Senior Director, User Support, University of Minnesota

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Full list of Upper Midwest HERC members

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.