A great place to advance your career

At Des Moines University, we are proud to be a partner in our local community and a global leader in health sciences education. We emphasize an inclusive culture and strong shared governance to amplify each of our employees’ voices and work. The University offers nine graduate programs within three colleges where faculty and staff have exceptional opportunities to learn and collaborate. Our mission is to improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals.

Current Openings

At Des Moines University, you can personally impact the future of health care.
View our current openings to see where you fit in.

Employee benefits: We take care of our own

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Staff and faculty enjoy a 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, professional development funding, tuition assistance and waivers, on-site Wellness Center and so much more.

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Diversity at DMU: Your culture creates ours

Cultural competency is part of the personal and professional development that happens at DMU. Our campus environment is shaped by individuals who bring cultural differences, life experiences and distinct characteristics.

Wellbeing at DMU: Wellness facilities and programs at DMU

The Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers group workout classes, weight and cardio machines, personal trainers, health incentive programs, intramural sports and a nutritional test kitchen.

Wellness Center and Programs, Des Moines University
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Living in Des Moines: Your new favorite city

Besides being a great place to live and work, Des Moines is a vibrant city with communities from all walks of life. Ethnic food and grocery stores, some of the best restaurants, and plenty of year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.

Constipation and kids: physical therapy can help

By Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMD

As a mother, I know first-hand how awful it is when your child can’t poop. The struggle is real and is common in many households with kids holding their stool, for a variety of reasons. Connecting with the right professionals …

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Despite pandemic, DMU students go above and beyond for their communities

By Hanna de Geest

The past year has been a challenging one with the constant threat of the deadly COVID-19 virus looming. On top of this, Des Moines University’s medical and health sciences students must continue to prepare to enter the health care field …

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“Lead bold and thrilling lives to the fullest,” President Franklin advises Furman graduates

By Barb Boose

As an elementary school student, Angela L. Walker Franklin attended summer band camps held on the campus of Furman University. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology, magna cum laude, at Furman and, as a graduate, served …

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COVID-19 and the role of physical therapy

By Taylor Illg, D.P.T.'22

In the past year of COVID-19, health care teams around the world have provided care to many patients in various stages of the disease. But what is the role of a physical therapist in this health care crisis? Here, I …

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COM grad’s legacy will help shape DMU’s future

By Barb Boose

The DMU community was saddened by the death of Nicholas Conway, D.O.’61, in late April, but his legacy will endure through his many years of patient care, the family and friends he treasured and the lasting impact his generous support …

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Traci Bush, Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

“For literally half of my life, DMU has been a constant for me. It has given me so much. It's been said that it is every man's obligation to put back into the world the equivalent of what he takes out of it. I will never be able to give back to DMU what it has given me, but I will continue to share how special Des Moines University is to me.”

Traci Bush, D.P.T., OTR/L, DHS
Chair, Program Director and Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Des Moines University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). For more information please view the EEO is the Law poster. Members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The University is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an email to humanresources@dmu.edu or call 515-271-1484 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Annual Security Report
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), Des Moines University publishes an annual security report and makes it available to all current and prospective students and employees. The report contains a description of DMU’s safety and security related policy statements and procedures and includes statistics of crimes reported over the past three years to DMU officials about incidents occurring on campus or nearby public property. The report also includes information about ways to stay safe and report security related incidents. You may view the current annual security report online or request a printed copy of the report by contacting the building services manager at 515-271-1471.

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