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Faculty Public Health

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Work type: FT
Location: Des Moines
Categories: Faculty

Des Moines University (DMU) seeks to fill a vacancy in the Department of Public Health. The position is for a full-time faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Tenure track is optional. The candidate will teach fully online graduate courses in the Healthcare Administration and Public Health programs, conduct research, and participate in service and governance responsibilities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional teaching and student mentoring, an innovative and funded or fundable program of research, and a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Des Moines University. 

Faculty candidates with expertise in health care administration and health delivery and financing, organizational development, health care informatics, marketing, strategy, or process improvement are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Faculty should hold the appropriate terminal degree, PhD, health administration or closely related discipline relevant to the department's academic curricula.
  • Must be familiar with innovative teaching methodologies and effective student evaluation methods.
  • Must have demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarly activity, preferably in public health.
  • Must be a member in good standing in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Knowledge of Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education (CAHME)  accreditation criteria is desired.

 About DMU:

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well.  Qualified faculty and staff enjoy a generous retirement match, flexible work arrangements, professional development funding, tuition assistance, access to wellness facilities and programs and so much more. Visit to learn more about our benefits.  

Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising of three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – that offer nine graduate degree programs. The programs share a collective strength — an inclusive campus community where students and faculty come together in pursuit of knowledge, research and innovation. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state of the art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.

Required Documents:

CV, cover letter, philosophy of teaching statement, statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission.  Official transcripts required at time of hire.  CV review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately and continue until position is filled.  Priority review of application materials received by August 1st.

Department: Public Health          Status: Exempt 

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