Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

The Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC is a collaborative effort developed by Columbia University, NYU, and Yale University. With over 25 member institutions, the consortium aims to improve academic recruitment and retention, with a special emphasis on facilitating dual career appointments and enhancing faculty diversity. Across all disciplines, the availability of employment for a candidate’s partner greatly enhances the likelihood of a successful hire. The ability to place a candidate’s partner is especially desirable in cases where recruiting the primary candidate enhances our faculty’s racial and gender diversity. The MNYSC HERC offers a unique web-based job search engine that centralizes job postings for faculty and staff positions at all member institutions and accommodates dual career searches. The site also explicitly includes jobs for research scientists and post-doctoral candidates. Although the metro New York and southern Connecticut area is home to more than 130 accredited academic institutions, there is no other resource that comprehensively lists positions in higher education in the region. While member institutions pay an annual fee, the site is available to all jobseekers free of charge. By enhancing information, resources, networking, and outreach programs, MNSYC HERC institutions gain support in their efforts to attract diverse and qualified faculty and staff.

For more information, please contact:


Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Columbia University
212.854.5449 (phone)
212.854.1368 (fax)
herc@columbia.edu