Des Moines University seeks a faculty member in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) who will participate in clinical patient care (90%), academic, scholarly and service activities (total 10%).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the OMM Department Chairperson.

  • Patient care primarily but not limited to OMM.
  • Serving as a preceptor for third and fourth-year Des Moines University students.
  • Completing evaluations of students’ clinical skill and knowledge.
  • Serving as a preceptor for OMM Undergraduate Fellows
  • Teaching/supervising OMM didactics, lectures & labs at the direction of the department chair.
  • Performing student service activities such as;
    • Serving as a student advisor (advising students on academic requirements and postgraduate education).
    • Acting as an advisor to student organizations.
  • Assisting with review and grading of third and fourth year DMU SOAP notes
  • Serving on faculty committees, professional committees, governmental agencies, and community organizations in service to the COM, University, community the profession, and for personal, professional growth.
  • Conducting clinical peer review.
  • Participating in and or providing student oversight during DMU community outreach initiatives.
  • Engaging in and conducting research, including case reports, clinical research or medical education research
  • Participating in interviewing prospective COM student interviews.
  • Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment, code of conduct, BLS, mandatory reporting for dependent and elder abuse and blood-born pathogen precautions.
  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Participating in interviewing applicants for support personnel positions.
  • Appraising performance of employees/peers.

Qualifications/Education and/or Experience:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Have earned a Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
  • Hold board eligible status or board certification in OMM/NMM. Alternate board certification or board eligible status may be considered if candidate possesses significant experience in OMM.
  • Possess an unblemished professional record for clinical skills/practice and ethical conduct.
  • Be a member in good standing in all appropriate professional and governmental organizations.
  • Three years experience in the practice of clinical medicine (preferred).


  • Possess license to practice in the State of Iowa, or be eligible to gain license to practice in the State of Iowa.
  • Have valid state and federal narcotics license or be eligible to gain these licenses.
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for malpractice coverage by the University malpractice insurance carrier.


  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Effectively and efficiently communicate and convey information.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions to problems.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Reference Contact Information, Statement of Teaching Interest