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Join our team in Des Moines where we help build future healthcare professionals. We not only offer 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. A few work perks include chili cook-offs, benefits, a wellness program, Christmas door decorating contests, and more. Join the Mercy College team!

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, Employee Engagement and Human Resources at (515) 643-3180, 928 6th Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50309 or

All final candidates will be required to pass background checks.  Final candidates for clinical faculty will be required to pass a drug screen and TB test.





How to apply:

To apply to the positions below, click the "APPLY" link at the end of a position listing, create an account or login with an existing account, and complete the application. If you want more information about the position, search for the position's requisition number

Assistant Professor

The purpose of this position is to assist the College in fulfilling its mission by facilitating student acquisition of the required knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in the student's chosen career in health sciences. Qualifications include: Master's degree in nursing, eighteen postgraduate hours at Mater's or Doctorate level, two years experience in a clinical environment, three years academic teaching experience.2020-R0270549 APPLY

Medical Laboratory Science- As Needed

We have an opening for a Medical Laboratory Science position that will facilitate student acquisition of the required knowledge, attitudes, and skills, necessary for success in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science or related field, 2 years' experience as a medical laboratory scientist or medical technologist in microbiology. 2019-R0261294 APPLY

Transfer Credit Evaluator

We have an opening for a Transfer Credit Evaluator that will provide accurate and timely evaluations of transfer coursework for both prospective and current students.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, 2 years student service experience, and strong customer service commitment and continuous quality focus. Requisition number:  2020-R0276944 APPLY

Admissions Counselor

We have an opening for an Admissions Counselor to coordinate student recruitment and admission activities for applicants.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education or related field, valid and current driver's license, ability to work weekends, Two years experience in admissions and/or higher education preferred.  2020-R0275567 APPLY

 Academic Dean

We have an opening for an Academic Dean to lead and provide support for academic programs.  The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing faculty development, curriculum, budgeting and planning.

Qualifications include a doctorate or terminal degree in the field of study, 3 years' experience in higher education administration and 7 years' experience teaching in higher education.  Requisition number:  2020-R0272938  APPLY

 Nursing Adjunct

We have an opening for a Nursing Adjunct. This position will ensure students receive the appropriate education by teaching, guiding, and advising students during clinicals. Qualifications include Master's degree in nursing, 2 years’ experience in a clinical environment, teaching experience appropriate to the teaching responsibility. Must have a current and valid RN licensure. Requisition number: 2019-R0227894 APPLY


We have multiple tutor positions open. As a tutor you will assist student on a one-to-one or small group basis to provide learning assistance, collaborate with instructors to assess the student’s needs and how to best address them and keep record and accurate records of tutoring sessions. Qualifications include completion of a particular course in which tutoring is being done with earning at least a "B", good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds  Requisition number: 2019-R0214928 APPLY

 Nursing Instructor-Simulation for ASN and BSN 

We have a new opening for a full-time faculty working with lab coordination and simulation for our ASN and BSN programs.  You'll be responsible for assisting faculty, creating scenarios and assisting with the evaluation of students.

Qualifications include a master's degree in social science or education including working knowledge of educational assessment and 3 years' experience in K-12, higher education and/or adult education.  Requisition number:  2019-R0245116  APPLY

 Adjunct Faculty - Life Sciences

We are building our pool of adjuncts teaching life sciences such as biology, pathophysiology and anatomy.  

Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of a Master's degree in the discipline or a Master's degree with 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or a Master's degree with equivalent tested experience.  Requisition number:  2019-R0241293  APPLY



Instructors are needed to teach CPR, ACLS and PALS courses. Duties include teaching and supervising students learning basic life support skills, evaluating student's skills learned, and ensures classroom is equipped with appropriate supplies and teaching tools.

Qualifications include a BLS certification in CPR for the Healthcare Worker and experience in healthcare 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 position: 2018-R0184633 | APPLY

Requisition number for ACLS/PALS position:  2019-R0227649 APPLY 


Skills Evaluators - EMS

In this position, you will provide evaluation of skills testing for Paramedic and EMT students ensuring fair, reliable and objective evaluation. The position is considered an as needed position, therefore, days and hours will vary pending your availability and College needs.

Qualifications include National Registry certification as an EMT or Paramedic and an Evaluator endorsement from IDPH. Requisition number:  2019-R0218022 | APPLY

Skills Instructors - EMS

EMTs and/or Paramedics needed to teach and assist students learning the skill it takes to be an EMT and/or Paramedic.   The position is considered an as needed position, therefore, days and hours will vary pending your availability and College needs.

Qualifications include certifications in EMT and/or Paramedic and the Skills Evaluator endorsement.  Requisition number:  2019-R0239430  APPLY



Amanda Kearns
Human Resources Specialist
(515) 643-6678
Fax (515)643-6626

Anne Dennis, PHR, SHRM-CP
Vice President, Employee Engagement and Human Resources
(515) 643-6640
Fax (515) 643-6626

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