Job listings added to HERC Web site

Recruiting faculty and staff to Washington University might have just gotten a little easier.

The St. Louis Regional Higher Education Consortium (STLR-HERC) has added job listings from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, one of the St. Louis area’s biggest employers.

The consortium, led by Washington University, works to increase interinstitutional collaboration in faculty and staff recruitment. It comprises 17 St. Louis-area colleges, universities and affiliated organizations.

The STLR-HERC’s Web site,, offers the most comprehensive database of open positions in higher education and at research institutions in the St. Louis region. The addition of Barnes-Jewish Hospital brings the total number of openings posted to more than 1,000.

Finding employment for a spouse often is key to recruiting diverse and talented faculty and staff and is especially crucial to recruiting women faculty, according to a recent Stanford University study. The study found that 72 percent of full-time faculty members had spouses or partners who worked full-time, and one-third of faculty had spouses or partners who worked in higher education.

“One of HERC’s strengths is facilitating collaboration between diverse institutions, which gives faculty partners a broad array of choices in searching for institutions that fit their preparation and background,” said Laurel Sgan, STLR-HERC director.

“Barnes-Jewish Hospital is an employer with diverse talent needs, and incorporating BJC positions into the jobs database will provide even more choices and opportunities for job seekers,” Sgan said.

For more information, contact Sgan at