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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, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Our jobs board lists open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities. We are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and regional resources.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our member institutions. Upper Midwest HERC offers several ways to find your dream career. Set up your custom search online and have alerts sent to your phone. Use our individual job search interface, or sit down with your partner and utilize the dual career search tool to explore jobs within a commutable distance.

We have compiled advice for securing a variety of jobs in higher education, resources to advance dual careers, and employer data so you can learn about your prospective workplace. All of our member institutions are committed to inclusive recruitment practices, including outreach to diverse candidates. Match your skills and career level against employer requirements today, and discover the options awaiting you in the Upper Midwest.

HERC’s member employers represent many types of organizations. Here, you’ll find jobs posted by well-known universities alongside cultural centers and research laboratories. Common higher education job categories include campus staff, academic positions, administrative roles, and executive leadership.

The Upper Midwest HERC region encompasses a diversity of people, landscapes, and lifestyles.  From towns in the pristine northern forests, to international ports on Lake Superior, to communities on the rolling Great Plains, and from river towns along the Mississippi to the vibrant twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the homes of UMW HERC institutions offer an excellent quality of life. Whether you’re a seasoned faculty member or just starting your career, the Upper Midwest HERC is here to help you find your higher ed career in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, or western Wisconsin.

Regional Job Searches

Below are links to job searches in each specific region that the Upper Midwest HERC represents.

  • Lake Superior: College of St. Scholastica, Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, Hibbing Community College, Lake Superior College, Mesabi Range Community & Technical College, Pine Technical College, Rainy River Community College, University of Minnesota Duluth, Vermilion Community College
  • Lakes and Valley: Alexandria Technical College, Bemidji State University, Central Lakes College, College of St. Scholastica – Brainerd, Concordia College, Itasca Community College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Northland Community & Technical College, Northwest Technical College, University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area: Anoka Technical College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Augsburg College, Carleton College, Century College, College of St. Scholastica – St. Cloud, College of St. Scholastica – St. Paul Campus, Dakota County Technical College, Dunwoody College of Technology, Hamline University, Hennepin Technical College, Inver Hills Community College, Macalester College, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office, Mitchell|Hamline School of Law, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Saint Paul College, St. Catherine University, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of St. Thomas, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Mississippi Valley: College of St. Scholastica – Rochester, Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical, Riverland Community College, Rochester Community & Technical College, South Central College – North Mankato, University of Minnesota Rochester, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Winona State University
  • Southern Prairie: Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University  – Mankato, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Ridgewater College, South Central College – Faribault, Southwest Minnesota State University, University of Minnesota Morris

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Learn how the Upper Midwest HERC can help recent college graduates find employment within higher education. 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.

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