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Southern California HERC

Developed in 2003, the Southern California HERC is a collaborative response of member institutions to the many challenges of academic recruitment and retention. Of particular interest to the Southern California HERC is finding effective ways to assist the spouses and partners of faculty and staff to secure area employment and ways to address issues of faculty and staff diversity.

A vital aspect of the Southern California HERC is the web-based search engine that includes faculty and staff job listings at all member institutions. This search engine is free and available to anyone seeking employment in higher education. The central location of job postings and regional resources as well as the website's ability to accommodate dual-career searches distinguishes Southern California HERC from other employment websites.

The Southern California HERC is composed of a diverse group of public and independent schools, colleges, and universities. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders, and faculty relations experts.


The Southern California HERC supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources.


Develop and promote a collaborative employment website for faculty and staff positions at member institutions in Southern California.

Promote awareness of the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Share successful methods and best practices for addressing recruitment and retention issues, including issues related to partner placement and diversity.

Membership Benefits

Become featured on the only comprehensive higher education employment website in the Southern California area

Receive unlimited access to posting faculty and staff jobs

Reach job seekers directly with
e-mail job alerts

Assist dual-career couples with the website's ability to conduct dual-career searches

Broaden your applicant pool

Gain coverage in press releases, media events, and marketing and advertising efforts

Network with other institutions at members-only meetings

Exchange information on best practices in recruitment and retention, partner placement and diversity

Help shape the future of the Southern California HERC



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Linda Pipitone
"Because of HERC, we were able to hire a well-qualified young man for an assessment position at Fontbonne University in our College of Global Business and Professional Studies. Certain positions, such as this, in higher education are tougher to fill, but the HERC makes us visible to excellent candidates from our region and throughout the country. It is money well spent!"

- Linda Pipitone, Director of Human Resources, Fontbonne University

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