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.

DMU students selected for summer 2021 Distinguished Global Health Internships

By Sondra Schreiber

The DMU Department of Global Health’s Distinguished Global Health Internships are highly selective research opportunities that enable students to explore global health research topics at various organizations. They enable students to work with researchers on projects such as conducting systematic reviews to …

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Despite pandemic, DMU students gain rich global health experiences

By Sondra Schreiber

A large-screen TV at Fleximedical’s office in São Paulo, Brazil, displays an interactive dashboard that the company uses to track the status of new mobile health units, repairing existing units and moving the units from place to place. More than …

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Eating high fiber foods in your diet for better health

By Jenna Van Donslear

Fiber is an immensely important nutrient that helps maintain and support a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Astonishingly, less than 3 percent of Americans get the recommended amount of daily fiber. The recommended amount of daily fiber is 28 grams per day …

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DMU Diversity Newsletter shares students’ voices

By Barb Boose

Filip Jelenak described some of his Serbian family’s “lighthearted traditions” for celebrating Christmas. Nikhil Pallikonda addressed questions he’s frequently received about aspects of his Indian culture, such as arranged marriage, the caste system and Hindu people’s beliefs about cows. And …

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Running and Injury prevention

By Shane McClinton, D.P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or training seriously for the first time, the way you structure your workout regimen is important in protecting you from injury. Most running-related injuries occur at the knees, feet, shins, Achilles tendon and calves; hip, …

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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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