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.

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.

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.

DMU Mobile Clinic rolls to free clinic’s rescue

By Barb Boose

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial hardships it caused for many increased demand for the supplies and services of food pantries and free clinics around the country. That was true for central Iowa’s Clive Community Services (CCS), which includes a …

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Not just for back-to-school: why every person needs an annual wellness exam

By Sarah Parrott, D.O., FAAFP

Does everyone need an annual physical? Like most things in life, there is an argument for both sides. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. …

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Memorial site reflects DMU’s gratitude to body donors

By Barb Boose

Students in Des Moines University’s clinical programs often describe individuals who donate their bodies to the University as their “first teachers.” They make the ultimate gift to help train future physicians and other health care professionals. DMU recently had installed …

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DMU announces 2021 Alumni of the Year and inaugural Rising Star Award recipient

By Barb Boose

One was a radiologist universally respected by colleagues and loved by patients for his caring bedside manner. Two are former DMU faculty members who have continued to benefit patients and communities, even globally. And one is the recipient of the …

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DMU student breaks barriers to medical careers

By Barb Boose

Ruffin Tchakounte, a fourth-year student in Des Moines University’s osteopathic medical program, is working to change the fact that while Black people make up 13.4 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise only about 5 percent of active physicians, according …

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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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