Recruitment Web site unveiled

The St. Louis Regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (STLR-HERC) launched its Web site,, announced Laurel Sgan, the STLR-HERC’s director.

The Web site features a search engine of available positions at academic institutions throughout the St. Louis region.

Also included on the Web site are resources for those interested in relocating to the St. Louis region, including links to several St. Louis regional attractions, organizations, schools and housing resources.

The purpose of the STLR-HERC, which is being led by Washington University, is to assist member institutions in the recruitment of outstanding faculty and staff members to the St. Louis region. The STLR-HERC will be particularly useful when recruiting members of dual-career couples who both work in higher education.

“The establishment the STLR-HERC’s jobs search engine shows that academic institutions in the St. Louis region are dedicated to attracting and retaining the most talented and qualified faculty and staff,” Sgan said.

“Though a united effort, members have the opportunity to shape the academic atmosphere of the region for the better,” she said.

The STLR-HERC was formed this past winter and comprises 15 St. Louis-area colleges, universities and affiliated organizations.

STLR-HERC members are the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Fontbonne University, Harris-Stowe State University, Lewis and Clark Community College, Lindenwood University, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis Community College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Missouri, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University.

For more information on the STLR-HERC or the Web site, please contact Sgan at or 935-9206.