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“Higher education aligns with my desire to pursue continued development, professionally and personally. The higher ed environment is dynamic and consistently innovating. This environment has presented new and exciting challenges daily with a comradery that is reminiscent of the military.” – Ali Abdel, IT [Information Technology] Risk Assessment Lead, Arizona State University

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Are you a veteran exploring career options?
There are lots of jobs for veterans in higher ed!

Your military experience makes you a strong candidate for a job in higher ed. Colleges, universities, affiliated hospitals, and research labs need professionals with diverse skills, perspectives, and experiences to drive innovation and empower student success. 

Not a professor? Not a problem. Think about any position you’d need to run a small city. Colleges and universities need people with all levels of experience — from entry-level to senior-level — for a wide variety of opportunities. 

Use these tools and resources to find your ideal job in higher education:

Career Advice

Explore HERC’s career resources to get help with career planning, networking, leadership, and access other relevant articles for veteran professionals. HERC also offers free ebooks, such as Veterans Transitioning into Higher Education Careers (Revised Edition), which goes over why you should consider a career in higher ed, how you can incorporate military experience into your resume, and how to use your military skills in your job search.

Job Board

Browse job postings or use our search tool to find faculty, staff, and executive positions, including IT, engineering, logistics, mechanical, administrative, and healthcare jobs. Sign up for a free account to apply for jobs and access other tools and resources.

Job Seeker Profile

Our job posters (i.e., colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions) can search for candidates using our resume/CV database. To be included in our resume/CV database, you need to create a job seeker profile, where you can indicate that you’re a United States military veteran.

Custom Job Alerts

Once you start a free account, you can create a job alert and get an email notification whenever new jobs fitting your criteria are published on HERCJobs.org. You can set up multiple job alerts and change or delete them easily. For example, you can set up separate alerts for job descriptions that include the keyword “veteran”.

Dual Career Resources

Use HERC’s dual career search to find jobs that meet both your and your partner’s job search criteria. Check out a list of institutions with dual career campus programs.

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“Veterans Transitioning into Higher Ed Careers” shows you how to showcase your military experience.

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Career Articles >

Get practical tips and tools for every stage of your job search and career.

“Similarities between working in higher education and serving in the military include the importance of teamwork, leadership, and a commitment to a larger mission. Both environments require adaptability, resilience, and a focus on serving others.” – Elisa East, Interim Director of the Military and Veterans Program, San Diego State University

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HERC’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are vital to the present, and future, of the higher education workforce. HERC remains committed to our mission to support our unique community of human resources, faculty affairs, and related professionals in the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and executives in higher education. This means supporting a broad range of job seekers in obtaining and advancing in higher education careers and providing our member institutions with the resources and opportunities for dialogue to promote equitable and inclusive recruitment and retention policies and practices. Working together, we can create inclusive workplaces where people of all backgrounds and perspectives can thrive.

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HERC’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are vital to the present, and future, of the higher education workforce. HERC remains committed to our mission to support our unique community of human resources, faculty affairs, and related professionals in the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and executives in higher education. This means supporting a broad range of job seekers in obtaining and advancing in higher education careers and providing our member institutions with the resources and opportunities for dialogue to promote equitable and inclusive recruitment and retention policies and practices. Working together, we can create inclusive workplaces where people of all backgrounds and perspectives can thrive.

Start your job search now >