Carleton is a member of the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC) – a collaboration of more than 50 colleges and universities in the upper midwest. The Upper Midwest HERC was designed to assist spouses and partners of faculty and staff to secure area employment and to address issues of faculty and staff diversity.

The UMW HERC includes faculty and staff job listings at all 50 member institutions. The site is organized into five sub-regions (Lake Superior, Lakes and Valley, Minneapolis/St. Paul, etc.) so job seekers can focus their searches on colleges in a particular sub-region. Searches are 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 the Upper Midwest HERC from other employment websites. Dual-academic couples can receive automatic e-mail notifications when positions in their fields open at any of the colleges in their specified sub-region. The site also includes a list of diversity resources in our area.

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is a non-profit coalition of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations, committed to diversifying the pipeline of faculty, staff, and executives in academia. HERC supports our member institutions in recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse employees.

The Office of the Provost and Human Resources offices have links to the UMW HERC on their websites and will post all position openings. If you have any questions about the HERC, contact Sally Pierce in the Office of the Provost, or Dan Taylor in the Human Resources office.