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Southern California HERC

The Southern California HERC website provides thousands of employment offerings. We list jobs from an impressive variety of member institutions that share an academic mission, including colleges, universities, community colleges, research institutes and teaching hospitals in Southern California and Hawaii.

Your job search may include academic, administrative, or staff roles. Set your email alerts to stay abreast of new possibilities, as more jobs are added every day. With a free jobseeker account, you may also upload your resume/CV as part of an online portfolio for prospective employers to peruse.

Be sure to explore our career advice page, which offers webinars and blog posts to advance your higher ed job search.  And if your job search also includes employment considerations for a partner or spouse, explore the dual career search. Couples can enter their desired employment information side by side. HERC will generate job postings at nearby member institutions, within a commutable distance.

HERC focuses on connecting diverse, talented candidates with employment opportunities. Our member institutions encourage equity and inclusion in the higher education workplace, and we provide an interface between employers and job seekers.

SoCal HERC was established in 2003 and expanded to include Hawaii in 2023. HERC has helped thousands of candidates find rewarding careers in higher education in Southern California and Hawaii.

About San Diego State University

Southern California HERC is led by San Diego State University, a major public research institution that provides transformative experiences for its more than 36,000 students. SDSU offers bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 84 fields and doctorates in 23 areas, with additional certificates and programs at regional microsites. SDSU ranks as the number 1 California State University in federal research support, and one of the top public research universities in California. In addition to academic offerings at SDSU, SDSU Imperial Valley and SDSU Georgia, SDSU Global Campus offers online training, certificates and degrees in areas of study designed to meet the needs of students everywhere. Students participate in transformational research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, internships and mentoring, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. SDSU is committed to inclusive excellence and is known for its efforts in advancing diversity and inclusion. SDSU is nationally recognized for its study abroad initiatives, veterans’ programs and support of LGBTQA+ students, as well as its powerhouse Division I Athletics Program. More than 50% of SDSU’s undergraduate and graduate students are students of color. The university resides on Kumeyaay land and is recognized as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and long-standing Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The university’s rich campus life and location offers opportunities for students to lead and engage with the creative and performing arts, career and internship opportunities with SDSU’s more than 491,000 living alumni, and the vibrant cultural life of the greater San Diego and U.S.- Mexico region.

Is your institution already a HERC member?

HERConnect LogoVisit the Southern California member portal on HERConnect and learn how HERC helps promote your higher ed careers in Southern California and Hawaii.

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