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.

 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.

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

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.

DMU’s Simulation Center plays key role in students’ education and patient safety

By Barb Boose

The health care provider students are gathered around the patient, who came into the emergency room complaining of heartburn and chest discomfort. They are beginning to feel anxious because the patient said her discomfort is becoming worse, and she now has …

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“No day shall erase you from the memory of time”

By Barb Boose

Maranda Chapin Stohr, D.P.T.’19, ATC, was in the second grade when initial news of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon just outside Washington, DC, came …

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What not to do in forensic anthropological analyses involving youth

By Barb Boose

The bottom line of an article by a DMU faculty member and students recently published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, “Sex estimation of the subadult ilium prior to acetabular fusion,” is that in in the forensic skeletal analyses of …

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DMU begins launch of new occupational therapy program

By Barb Boose

A health profession that helps individuals develop, adapt, recover, improve and maintain the skills to allow them to live life to the fullest has pushed Diana Feldhacker, O.T.D., out of her comfort zone more than once. It’s led her to …

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D.O. alumnus returns to DMU for “exciting opportunity”

By Barb Boose

Becoming a physician was always the long-term plan of Adam Bertroche, D.O.’17. After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, IA, with a bachelor of science degree in biology and working for a year for a medical electronic records company, he …

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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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