2006-2007

WPI is a Founding Member of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

WORCESTER, Mass. - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has joined with 35 other higher education institutions and affiliated teaching hospitals, including 12 of the region's largest employers, to form the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (New England HERC). Harvard University is the host institution for the consortium.

New England HERC's Web site, www.newenglandherc.org, is a free database of all job openings at member institutions, including faculty, staff and medical positions. It also includes relocation resources, making it one of the most comprehensive dual-career resources available.

Couples can link their profiles in order to receive jobs matching both sets of criteria. They can also search for local schools for their children, find childcare centers, and read about local culture. New England HERC's search engine allows prospective employees to search for jobs by region, job type, or institution.

Dual-career couples are becoming a dominant trend in academia; studies have shown that 80 percent of faculty members have spouses or partners who are working professionals. Thirty-five percent of male faculty and 40 percent of female faculty are partnered with scholars who are faculty members.

New England HERC Members

  • Babson College
  • Bentley College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (affiliate of Harvard Medical School)
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (affiliate of Harvard Medical School)
  • Brown University
  • Children's Hospital Boston (affiliate of Harvard Medical School)
  • Clark University
  • Colleges of the Fenway
    • Emmanuel College
    • Massachusetts College of Art
    • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    • Simmons College
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • Wheelock College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Emerson College
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Harvard University
  • Keene State College
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (affiliate of Harvard Medical School)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (affiliate of Harvard Medical School)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Northeastern University
  • Suffolk University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Wellesley College
  • Wheaton College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • Worcester State College

October 23, 2006

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu