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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.

Our current openings are listed below.  For more detailed information you may contact Anne Dennis, PHR, Human Resources Business Partner at  To apply, go to

Applicants will be asked to complete and pass an Applicant Assessment Survey to be considered for the position.

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE), Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA)

The ACCE will be responsible for ensuring all clinical education needs are met as well as teaching in the PTA program.

Candidates should possess Bachelor's degree; Associate degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant; 3 years of clinical experience as a PTA; 3 years clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination excperience. Requisition number:  1400026424.  

Clinical Coordinator-Sonography-16 hours/week

We are seeking candidates for a position as Clinical Coordinator for the general sonography track of our DMS degree.  The candidate will work approximately 16 hours/week.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree; 2 year degree as a sonographer; 2 years experience working as a sonographer and credentialed in abdomen and OB. Requisition number:  1400025139.

Adjunct Faculty-Biology/Pathphysiology

Adjunct instructors are needed to teach biology and/or pathphysiology.  

Qualifications include a Master's degree in a related field and experience leading and/or teaching others.  Requisition number:  1400025136.

Director, Information Technology

The position will be responsible for directing and managing the information technology activities for the College.  The position will collaborate with our partners to meet the technology needs of the College.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in information technology or related field; 4+ years experience in technical and relational database administration with SQL; excellent relationship building skills and experience to lead and direct others.  Requisition number:  1400023864.

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:  1400023997.

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:  1400008858.

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity

The VISTA will design and implement a comprehensive financial literacy program for Mercy College.  The position includes  developing program materials, creating and presenting seminars, identifying outreach opportunities, developing "train the trainer" materials, working with students and identified trainers, and coordinating and overseeing the financial literacy program.  The position will also assist faculty with the implementation of service learning components in their courses and programs.  Application and more information regarding becoming a VISA are available at

Surgical Technology Program Chair

Responsibilities include oversight of the Surgical Technology program and faculty.

Qualifications include master's degree; certification in Surgical Technology and experience.

Nursing Instructor

Full-time position, 12  month contract, teaching in the Associate of Science in Nursing program.

Qualifications MSN, 2 years in a clinical environment and proficiency in teaching methodologies; PhD, EdD or DNP preferred.

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:  1300030303.


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:  1400014376.  ACLS/PALS Requisition number:  1400008366.

Skills Evaluators - EMS

Evaluators needed to assist with skills evaluations for students.

Qualifications include Evaluator endorsement from IDPH.  Requisition number:  1400027254

Quick Info

Anne Dennis
Human Resources Business Partner
(515) 643-6640
Fax (515) 643-6698

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

Amber Urias
Secretary, Human Resources
Building 1, Room 109
(515) 643-6682
Fax (515) 643-6698