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

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AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work in collaboration with the Mercy College Service Learning Advisory Committee and Student Affairs Office to help organize and oversee service learning initiatives and financial literacy efforts that address community-defined needs for underserved populations in the metro area.  The VISTA will identify and foster community partnerships, track service learning experiences for students, utilize creativity in promoting activities and initiatives, maintain communications, and update and coordinate financial literacy programming focusing on the needs of college students. The VISTA will organize events and activities focused on educating the campus on service learning and financial literacy.  In addition, the VISTA will help with the Iowa College AmeriCorps Program, including recruitment and training.  Mercy College of Health Sciences is located in Des Moines, Iowa.  More information can be found at the following link:

To be considered for the following positions, applicants will be asked to complete an Applicant Assessment Survey.

The final candidate must pass a drug and nicotine screen.

Adjunct Faculty Opportunities

We are seeking candidates to fill adjunct faculty positions to teach in the Summer 2015 semester.  Applicants are needed to teach Microbiology, Physiology and Developmental Psychology.

Qualifications include a Master's degree (PhD or EdD preferred) and teaching experience in the respective field.

Interested applicants should apply using the followng links:

Microbiology:  Requisition number:  1500004136

Physiology:  Requisition number:  1500004137

Developmental Psychology:  Requisition number:  1500004139

 Online Learning and Teaching Coordinator

We are seeking candidates to serve as support for end users for our learning management system: D2L.  The position will be responsible for troubleshooting, resolving issues, training and assist faculty with web-based, web-assisted and fully online courses.  The position will serve as administrator for the system.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in instructional technology, computer science, information technology, instructional design or related field and 2 years experience with learning management system administration, set-up and configuration.  Requisition number:  1500000839.

Assistant Professor - Philosophy/Bioethics

The position will be responsible for teaching and advising students enrolled in philosophy courses.

Qualifications include a PhD in philosophy or related field and 3 years experience in academic teaching.  Experience teaching in higher education preferred.  Requisition number:  1400033250.

Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Director will provide direction and leadership for institutional research and effectiveness and program accreditation.  The position will oversee the assessment office activities.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in higher education. social sciences, statistics or related field; 3+ years experience in institutional research in an institution of higher learning or similar setting; demonstrated knowledge of research methods and advanced statistical analysis techniques and knowledge of regional and progam accreditation requirements and procedures. Requisition number:  1500004262

Assistant Professor-Math/Statistics

We are seeking candidates for a full-time Math/Statistics instructor in the School of Liberal Arts & Science.  The position is a 12 month contract.

Qualifications include a PhD or EdD in a related field, teaching experience, and excellent communication skills. Requisition number:  1400033250

Adjunct Faculty Positions


Adjunct instructors are needed to teach in the clinical environments for the Associate of Nursing program.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and 2 years experience as a RN. Current and valid Iowa Registered Nursing license is required.  Requisition number: 1500004258


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.  CPR Requisition number:  1500004268.  ACLS/PALS Requisition number:  1500004266

Skills Evaluators - EMS

Evaluators needed to assist with skills evaluations for students.

Qualifications include Evaluator endorsement from IDPH.  Requisition number:  1500004264.

Adjunct Faculty -EMS

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

Qualifications include high school diploma and National EMT Registry certification.  Requisition number:  1500004256

Quick Info

Anne Dennis, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Business Partner

(515) 643-6640
Fax (515) 643-6626

Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

Amber Urias
Secretary, Human Resources

(515) 643-6682
Fax (515) 643-6626