Career Changes

Career search resources and opportunities, professional development organizations and programs, and tenure related information.


New career opportunities are always available for faculty and staff at Michigan State University

Tracking Professional Success

An additional resource from the WorkLife Office, watch this webinar for more information on professional success


HERC has a variety of resources and tools available, free to any job seeker, including; career advice, job search tips, resume and cover letter guidance and a job board for careers in higher education with custom searches and alerts.


Career consultations with faculty and staff who are looking to navigate the MSU hiring portal, update their documents (resume, cover letter), or seek career changes or advances via consultations

More Information About HERC

Michigan State University is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and the host institution for the Michigan Regional HERC (MI-HERC). HERC’s job board lists open faculty, staff, and executive positions at member institutions which include community colleges, 4-year colleges, universities and affiliated teaching hospitals, research labs, and institutes. The job postings include occupations ranging from campus operations to provosts to admissions staff.

Popular HERC Career Advancement Tools:

We encourage you to browse MI-HERC member employers’ profiles, various ways to search for jobs, tips on submitting applications and resumes/CVs, and more. As a non-profit consortium of higher education and affiliated employers, HERC’s aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions. Member employers value diversity and equity in the workplace, including the advancement of dual career couples.

Professional Development

Works with all faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators at Michigan State University as they join the university, establish professional trajectories, and move through various stages of review, promotion, and growth. [Formerly Academic Advancement Network]

An e-learning tool that can be accessed from the convenience of your computer – provided and managed by Human Resources and MSU IT Services

Here you will find all relevant pre-application information for all of MSU’s online and hybrid degree and certificate programs

Professional Development & Technology Training Opportunities booklet. Highlights the many opportunities provided through Human Resources Professional Development Services and MSU IT

Provides professional development skill-building seminars once per month and serves as an opportunity for professional women to network, connect, and build empowering relationships


Provides information to help you as a faculty/academic staff member

Responsible for ensuring that Michigan State University is able to attract and retain an internationally competitive faculty and academic staff so that MSU can accomplish its mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives

Extending the Reappointment/Promotion/Tenure Review Timeline