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