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CommonSpirit Health Assistant Professor in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Provides teaching, supervision and evaluation of student learning experiences.

  • Provides individual advisement and guidance for intellectual and professional development of students.

  • Collaborates with other faculty, preceptors, field faculty, and clinical agencies to provide optimum learning opportunities for students.

  • Develops, implements and revises course content in a limited subject area.

  • Serves as a mentor to new or inexperienced faculty as appropriate.

  • Participates in scholarly activities (e.g., grant writing, research, college projects, publications, creative teaching strategies).

  • Participates in and seeks out quality improvement opportunities.

  • Contributes to policy formation for the College and/or program.

  • Contributes to the well being of the larger communities of neighborhood, city, state, or church by volunteer service or participation.

  • Stays abreast of current health science research and trends within teaching responsibility and incorporates information as appropriate into student learning.


  • Master's degree in nursing.

  • Minimum of five years’ consecutive experience in a specific field of nursing as needed by Mercy College at the time of hire; and

  • Three of the five years’ experience must be in the role of a bedside nurse, in an acute care setting, and/or active role in patient care in an acute care setting; and

  • N ote : Active role is defined as a role directly overseeing others who have responsibilities as a bedside nurse

  • Current and valid national certification in a specific field of nursing or the ability to obtain a certification within one year of hire.

  • Two years experience working in a clinical environment.

  • Current and valid RN licensure.

  • Demonstrated ability in managing, leading or training others.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize appropriate, varied and innovative classroom/clinical/field teaching strategies.

  • Doctorate degree preferred.

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, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Human Resources’ Business Partner at 515.643.3180, 928 6 th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, .

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Requisition ID 2021-160864

Employment Type Full Time

Department Mercy College

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8:00AM- 4:30PM

Facility / Process Level : Name Mercy College


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.