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 medical and 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.

 Named one of The Des Moines Register's Top Workplaces for 2021

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The DMU Experience

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.

Employee Benefits at Des Moines University

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.

Employee Wellness: 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.

DMU is the first and only college or university in the nation to achieve platinum status for its wellness program, the highest honor bestowed by the Wellness Councils of America.

Wellness Center and Programs, Des Moines University

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 grocery stores, restaurants and year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.

Students honored for devoting time to “what will make us, as a whole, better”

By Hanna de Geest

On May 12, DMU recognized 152 students with its Service Award for a record-breaking year of service to our community. Before this year, the most students to receive the award in a year was 111 in 2019. “Throughout my service …

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Lifestyle Habits to Combat Depression

By Adam Bertroche, D.O.

The information in this post was adapted from the above Mini-Medical School presentation that was recorded in January 2022. Adam Bertroche, D.O. is an assistant professor of Behavioral Medicine and Medical Humanities and Bioethics and a physician at the DMU …

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AACOM honors DMU President Angela Walker Franklin with Dale S. Dodson Award

By Barb Boose

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) honored DMU President and CEO Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., with its 2022 Dale S. Dodson, DO, Award, on April 29 during its annual conference in Denver, Educating Leaders, the largest gathering …

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DMU Anatomy Ambassadors “open a door to the health sciences community”

By Barb Boose

On a recent evening at Heritage Elementary School in Ankeny, IA, some students twittered nervously, others hung back and yet others charged forward into the classroom where a group of DMU students stood ready to welcome them. It was STEAM …

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Welcome to my rotation: psychiatry

By Barb Boose

Grethel Perez hadn’t even finished elementary school when her parents began talking with her about careers she might explore. “We emigrated from Cuba when I was five. My parents were immigrants and moved to the United States so I could …

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“DMU’s emphasis on Mental Health is unique and has great impact. They truly value the students’ wellbeing, allowing us to meet students where they’re at and witness their growth and success. I love having the opportunity to work at a place that supports the whole student, not just their academic success.”

Terra Boston
Administrative Assistant, Student Counseling Center

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 for its campuses and makes them available to all current and prospective students and employees. The reports contain 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 locations or nearby public property. The reports also include information about ways to stay safe and report security related incidents. You may view the current annual security reports online or request a printed copy of the reports by contacting the building services manager at 515-271-1471.

DMU’s main campus is located at 3200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.  See main campus annual security report here.

In January 2022, the Des Moines University Clinic – Physical Therapy at the RecPlex, located at 6500 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa, will begin hosting some DMU students for clinical experiences. The annual security report for the PT Clinic at RecPlex location is available here.

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