Work at Mercy College

Mercy College of Health Sciences not only offers students an exceptional education, but we also offer employees a challenging and rewarding work environment.  Our core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence are at the foundation of how we work and what we do.  We are committed to providing the best environment for students to learn and employees to work. 

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with the College, please contact Human Resources at (515) 643-6640 or  

It is Mercy College of Health Sciences' policy to conduct all academic programs and business activities in a manner that is free from unlawful discrimination and to provide equal opportunity for and equal treatment of students and employees regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion/creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. veteran or any other factor protected by law.  Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Human Resources' Business Partner at (515) 643-3180, 928 6th Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50309 or

Final candidates will be required to pass a drug screen and background checks.


To apply or view additional information for any of these listings, click the position's requisition number link.  You'll be redirected to that position's page where you can learn more about the position and apply. 

Administrative Assistant - Academic Affairs

This position will be responsible for providing general office support for the Vice President, Academic Affairs/Provost.  Additional duties include gathering data for report distribution to federal, state and accreditation entities, monitoring the Academic Affairs budget and expenses, assisting with special projects.

Qualifications include:  a bachelor's degree in business or related field and/or equivalent training and/or experience, 3 to 5 years' experience providing executive level support, strong organizational and project management skills, demonstrated experience providing support for multiple individuals and demonstrated experience with Microsoft products.  Requisition number:  2018 -R158267.

Instructors, School of Nursing

The College is seeking candidates to teach in the ASN, BSN and BSN Accelerated programs.  Responsibilities will include teaching, advising and providing guidance to students. participating in curriculum and course content enhancements as well as continuous process improvement initiatives to ensure students meet or exceed expected outcomes.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in Nursing, 2 years' experience in a clinical environment and demonstrated experience training or leading others.  Requisition number:  2017-R117837.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

Our DMS program is seeking candidates for a part-time Instructor/Clinical Coordinator.  Responsibilities include coordinating clinical education for students.  Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in related field, appropriate sonography credential and 2 years' full-time professional experience.  Requisition number:  2017-R0142531.

Assistant Professor, Servant Leadership

We have a part-time instructor position to teach a Mercy College hallmark course:  Servant Leadersihp.  The position will teach 12 months on a part-time basis.

Qualifications include a doctorate degree in Philosophy or related field and 18 graduate credit hours in general humanities, 3 years' experience in academic teaching.  Requisition number:  Requisition number:  2017-R0137168.


Tutors assist students in specific courses in the tutor's area of expertise.
Qualifications include a minimum grade of "B" in the area of expertise and good interpersonal skills.  Requisition number:  .2018-R0152945.

Student Positions

Work Study

Current Mercy College students are encouraged to apply for on-campus or community positions through our Work Study Program. Applicants must meet employment and financial aid eligibility requirements. View the application as well as a list of the current open positions.

Adjunct Faculty Positions

Servant Leadership

We have an available adjunct instructor position to teach a Mercy College hallmark course:  Servant Leadership.  The position will teach 12 months on a part-time basis.

Qualifications include a doctorate degree in Philosophy or related field and 18 graduate credit hours in general humanities, 3 years' experience in academic teaching.  Requisition number: 2018-R0160386


The College is need of adjuncts to teach the Microbiology and Chemistry courses for the spring 2018 semester. 

Qualifications include a Master's degree in the field or a Master's degree and 18 graduate credit hours in the field or related field.

Requisition number:  2017-R0134052

Liberal Arts and Science

Adjuncts needed to teach in various liberal arts and science courses.  Qualifications include a Master's degree in related field and experience teaching or training others.  Requisition number:  2017-R0113933.


Adjunct instructors are needed to teach in the clinical environments for the ASN and BSN programs.

Qualified candidates will possess a master's degree in Nursing and 2 years experience as a RN.  Current and valid Iowa Registered Nursing license is required.  
Requisition number:  2017-R0143295.


Adjunct instructors are needed to teach CPR, ACLS and PALS courses.

Qualifications include a BLS certification in CPR for the Health care Worker and experience in health care delivery. CPR, ACLS and PALS instructors must have a current Instructor Certification.  For ACLS and PALS a minimum of 1 year experience as an ACLS or PALS provider is required. 

Requisition number for CPR posiion:  2018-R0152958

Requisition number for ACLS position: 2017-R0098075.

Skills Evaluators - EMS

Evaluators needed to assist with skills evaluations for students.

Qualifications include Evaluator endorsement from IDPH.  Requisition number:  

Adjunct Faculty -EMS

Instructors needed to assist with skills instruction for students in the EMT and Paramedic programs.

Qualifications include high school diploma and current National Registry EMS certification.  Requisition number:  2016-R0041384.