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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.

Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance.   We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career search technology. 

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  • New HERC Member
    We would like to welcome the newest SoCal HERC member: Whittier College. We are so excited to collaborate with this great institution and continue growing SoCal HERC to be the best one-stop resource for higher education careers!

  • Did you know?

    In September, 2015 HERC conducted its first jobseeker survey to learn more about our registered jobseekers, how to improve their website experience, and their most requested tools and resources for career success. Data collected showed that HERC is well-regarded among its registered jobseekers with 87% of the survey respondents answering that they would recommend HERC to colleagues and friends. Furthermore, 80% of the surveyed jobseekers think HERC is as good or better than other higher education job boards (45% think HERC is better). Overall, the data was overwhelmingly positive and we hope to continue being a great resource for both jobseekers and employers alike!  


  • SoCal HERC/CUPA-HR joint meeting overview
    Thank you to all our sponsors, panelists, and attendees for making this past meeting so successful! We had a total of 80 plus attendees who had the opportunity to engage in a great program specifically geared towards providing resources for recruitment, outreach, and compliance. We also want to thank the University of Redlands for hosting us! Hope you all had a great time! 


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  1. How to impress during a phone interview

    Candidates who are being interviewed by phone must be careful to remain professional and set aside some uninterrupted time, writes Peter Murdock, vice president of recruiting for Blackmon Mooring. In this commentary, he also recommends candidates end the phone interview by asking about the next steps in the process. Forbes (11/21)
    22 Nov 2017 11:23:01 CST
  2. Strategies for campus job interviews

    Academics should use a campus visit to show the job search committee how their research and teaching skills would benefit the institution, writes Colorado College assistant professor Manya Whitaker. In this commentary, she provides specific tips on how candidates can improve their performances during job talks, teaching demos and meetings with the faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (11/19)
    22 Nov 2017 11:23:01 CST
  3. Language faculty jobs decline for 5th year

    The number of jobs being advertised through the Modern Language Association has hit a new low, with an 11% drop in positions listed for English professors in 2016-17 and a 12% decrease in openings for foreign language faculty. The association says several factors may be at play in this decline for the fifth consecutive year -- including a drop in enrollment and an increase in the number of adjunct instructors. Inside Higher Ed (11/21)
    22 Nov 2017 11:23:01 CST
  4. Report: Federal fees on student loans outdated

    A report from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has examined the origination fees deducted from student loans. The fees, which have generated $8.1 million in federal revenue over the past five years, are outdated and cumbersome for students, association President Justin Draeger said. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/20)
    22 Nov 2017 11:23:01 CST
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