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.

O.T.D. faculty present at world’s largest rehab research conference

By Barb Boose

Every year, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) holds the world’s largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, with presentations about chronic disabling conditions such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, pain and many …

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Diwali creates “welcoming celebration for everyone”

By Barb Boose

This year’s Diwali Celebration at DMU featured live performances, games and history, trivia and prizes to educate attendees on this festival of lights. An important holiday to Hindu peoples, the event signifies the victory of good over evil, inner light …

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Mark your calendar for the in-person 2022 DMU Research Symposium, Dec. 1

By Barb Boose

Can fossils from millions of years ago shed light on climate change occurring today? Can the consumption of certain fruits suppress cancer cell growth? Would changes in standard ankle fracture surgery enhance patient outcomes? Should standardized instruction of health policy …

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PAHO internship expands DMU student’s insights on healthy aging, health care and public policy

By Sondra Schreiber

Brooke Turek, D.O.’25, completed an eight-week virtual internship with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from May 23 to July 15, 2022. Brooke was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global Health’s Distinguished Global Health Internships program. These internships are selective …

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Students take road trip to expand anatomy knowledge, interests

By Barb Boose

When the American Association for Anatomy held its regional meeting, “Anatomy Across Scales: from Molecules to Organisms,” in Iowa City – just two hours from Des Moines – in October, it was a no-brainer for a group of DMU anatomy …

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“DMU’s emphasis on Mental Health is unique and has great impact. They truly value the students’ wellbeing, allowing us to meet students where they’re at and witness their growth and success. I love having the opportunity to work at a place that supports the whole student, not just their academic success.”

Terra Boston
Administrative Assistant, Student Counseling Center

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 (Clery Act), Des Moines University publishes annual security reports for its main and PT Clinic at the RecPlex 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.

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