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. 

Assistant Professor, Radiology Technology

We have an opening for a full-time, 12 month, clinical coordinator and instructor.  The position will be responsible for providing teaching and advisement to students and coordinating clinical education.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Radiology Technology or related field, 2 years' experience in radioilogy technology, minimum 1 year experience as an instructor, in a JCERT accredited program, current and valid Iowa Permit to Practice and certification in American Registry of Radioloty Technology.  Requisition number:  2017 - R0135590.

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.

Program Coordinators, Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP)

We are seeking candidates for 3 Program Coordinator positions for our new DNP program.  Coordinators are needed for Organization and Systems Leadership, Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Practice concentrations.  The positions will be responsible for 50% teaching and 50% administration of the program.

Qualifications for the Organization and systems Leadership position require a DNP, PhD in Nursing or a doctorate degree and a Master's of Science Degree in Nursing.

Qualifications include a DNP or PhD, relevant work experience and the appropriate certification for the concentration.

Organization and Leadership Systems:  Requisition number:  2017-R0134355.

Family Practice:  Requisition number:  2017-R0134353.

Psychiatric Mental Health:  Requisition number 2017-R0134351.

Student Affairs Associate - As needed position

The position will provide administrative support for the Student Affairs Department which includes the Registrar, Admissions, and Financial Aid offices.  The position will work on an as needed basis.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, 2 years' experience working in an office environment and strong organizational and customer service skills.  Requisition number:  2017-R134059.

EMT and Paramedic Instructor

Emergency Medical Services has an opening for a full-ttime (12 month) instructor to teach in the EMT and Paramedic programs.  The position will also have responsibility for teaching and coordinating classes for BLS, ACLS, and other American Heart Association courses.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree or a combination of education, training and tested experience.and Paramedic and National Registry certification.  Requisition number:  2017-R0131608.

Medical Billing and Coding Instructor

We have a position for an as needed instructor to teach the Medical Billing and Coding course.  Courses are scheduled pending student enrollment.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or a combination of education, training and tested experience, CPC, CCS, CCSP, CCA, RHIT, or RHIA certification, two years’ experience in medical billing and coding (hospital, physician office, billing center, medical records).  Requisition number:  2017-R0131607

Teaching Assistant 

Individuals are needed to assist students enrolled in the School of Nursing.  Incumbents will collaborate with Nursing instructors to determine students' needs and the best approach to address those needs.

Qualifications include:  an Associate's degree in nursing, a grade of "B" or higher in the course in which assistance is needed and good interpersonal skills.  Requisition number:  2017-R0123897. 

Assistant Professor - Nursing

The School of Nursing has an immediate opening for a full-time, 12 month, nursing instructor.  Teaching responsibilities include didactic, lab and/or clinical for the ASN and BSN programs.

Qualifications include a master's degree in nursing, minimum of 2 years' experience working in a clinical environment, valid and current Iowa RN license and demonstrated experience teaching or training others.  Requisition number:  2017-R0117837.


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:  2017-R0090234..

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

Microbiology and Chemistry

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.

Microbiology:  2017-R0134051     Chemistry:  2017-R0134052

Surgical Technology

Adjuncts needed for fall semester to coordinate sites and work with Surgical Technology students in the clinical setting. 

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, certification as a Surgical Technologist and 3 years working as a Surgical Technologist within the past 5 years.  Requisition number:  2017-R0115595.

Liberal Arts and Science

Adjuncts needed to teach Genetics to students pursuing healthcare careers.  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-R0109494


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:  2017-R0098073.

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:  2016-R0086608.

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.