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

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.

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
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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.

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

Reflections by the “COVID class”

By Barb Boose

DMU Magazine asked several second-year student leaders to reflect on their first year of medical school, which they had done largely virtually and off campus. Now that they are on campus (albeit with face coverings required), they look back on …

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COVID-19 vaccine found to inhibit prostate cancer growth, DMU researchers find

By Barb Boose

Given the severity of the coronavirus and the fact that people with prostate cancer have a high susceptibility to infections, do these individuals face potential harm from getting the COVID-19 vaccine? In their research over the past 11 months, Brad …

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Transplanting our roots, literally

By Barb Boose

About a year ago, John Harris, DMU’s director of facilities management, and Jonathan Martin, senior partner at the architectural firm RDG Planning & Design, had the seed of an idea that has since grown: to transplant some of the small …

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Honoring the lasting legacy of Dean Yoho

By Barb Boose

Sean Grambart, D.P.M.’01, FACFAS, assistant dean for clinical affairs in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS), was a student and more recently a colleague of Robert Yoho, D.P.M., M.S., FACFAS, who retired in May after 28 years at …

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You name it: Make your mark on DMU’s new campus

By Barb Boose

DMU’s new West Des Moines campus is still a work in progress, but Dave Kapaska, D.O.’86, M.B.A., and his wife, Mary Ann, already have made their mark on it by naming the Telehealth Room, to be located in the Innovation …

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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 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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