Careers at DMU

With its bold vision and 10 graduate medical and health sciences degree programs, DMU is preparing tomorrow’s exceptional health workforce. 


Amazing people + Powerful Mission = lasting impact

With its bold vision and 10 graduate medical and health sciences degree programs, Des Moines University is preparing tomorrow's exceptional health workforce. 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, and 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.


Recognition achieved in:

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging | Faculty & Staff Well-Being | Compensation & Benefits | Professional Development | Job Satisfaction & Support | Supervisor Effectiveness

Transforming health sciences from the ground up

For the last two years, DMU has been planning the medical and health sciences university of the future. The new campus, located on 88 acres in West Des Moines, will advance the educational transformation the University envisions.

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

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 Greater Des Moines: Your new favorite place

Besides being a great place to live and work, the greater Des Moines metro is a vibrant area with communities from all walks of life. Ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.

Pulses: A Q&A with Carlos Lowell, D.O.’90

By Barb Boose

Carlos Lowell, D.O.’90, is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Sandusky, Ohio, and medical director of the TMS Institute of Ohio. He is the only osteopathic physician on the board of the Clinical Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Society, an international …

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DMU Clinic – Foot and Ankle Expands Hours, Adds Services at RecPlex 

By Barb Boose

Patients who need medical care for foot and ankle conditions and injuries now have greater access to Des Moines University’s podiatric physicians: Early-morning appointments are available on select days at the DMU Clinic – Foot and Ankle, 3200 Grand Ave., …

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Thinking Globally: What Can Rwanda Teach Us About Mitigating the Trauma of Gun Violence? It‘s Complicated

By Barb Boose

Assignment: Compare the major source of collective trauma in Rwanda, the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis, with that in the United States, the 2001 terrorist attacks and ongoing gun violence and mass shootings. Investigators: Kyra Vercande, D.O.’23, and Rwandan student …

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2023 Grad Reaches Physical and Academic Peaks

By Barb Boose

When Hayden Bush, D.P.M.’23, passed the halfway point of his fourth year at DMU, he wanted to celebrate by “doing something big, like flying to the moon.” Since that isn’t yet an option, he set his sights on topping Tanzania’s …

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DMU Announces Faculty Promotions

By Barb Boose

Des Moines University announced nine faculty promotions. The promoted individuals represent five of DMU’s 10 degree programs, a medical specialty area and an academic support department for students and faculty. John Bennett, D.P.M., FACFAS, was promoted to professor of podiatric …

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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 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, 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 locations 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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