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Upper Midwest HERC

Welcome to the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). Our institutions are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and cultural resources within the geographic region.  The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, listing all open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions.

To learn more about living in the Upper Midwest, vist our regional information page.

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Join us on June 7th from 9:00-12:00 at Mitchell|Hamline School of Law for the workshop, "Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color:  Strategies that Work for Your Campus."  See this flyer for more information.  Register


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UMW HERC covers Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href=''>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. Guidelines for a successful internship

    Present yourself professionally, check your ego and show interest in the company when you're interning, Charreah Jackson and Tida Jarjou advise. Study industry publications and be sure to connect with higher-ups, and keep in touch with the company after the internship ends. Fast Company online (5/15)
    18 May 2018 12:42:00 CDT
  2. Introverts win at networking with deeper conversation

    Introverted people succeed in networking because they can offer meaningful conversation during events or situations, while extroverts tend to be better at working the room, author David Burkus writes. By having a genuine interest in backstories and passions, introverts are able to build deeper connections over time, which scientists say helps to build trust. Quartz (5/14)
    18 May 2018 12:42:00 CDT
  3. When is it right to leave academia?

    Science (free content) (5/17)
    18 May 2018 12:42:00 CDT
  4. U. of Mich. lecturers call for increased wages

    Members of the Lecturers' Employee Organization at the University of Michigan are lobbying for a new contract with higher wages and are threatening to strike when their contract ends on May 29. The university has offered pay raises in a new contract, but leaders say even with the increase, lecturers still are not making a living wage. The Detroit News (5/17)
    18 May 2018 12:42:00 CDT
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