Staff Physician

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Staff Physician - 8355
Pay Grade 40
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 50468P
Working Title Staff Physician
Advertised Employing Department Thielen Student Health Center
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date Negotiable
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Thielen Student Health Center (TSHC) is the primary provider of health care services for the students of Iowa State University. It provides primary health care, mental health services, laboratory and radiology services, pharmacy services and physical therapy. TSHC is a busy, full service, ambulatory clinic accredited by AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) serving a diverse population.

TSHC is seeking physicians for current and future openings to provide high quality, full-service health care including preventive medicine, management of chronic diseases, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries for Iowa State University students and their spouses/domestic partners at the Thielen Student Health Center (TSHC). Physicians collaborate with mental health professionals, wellness center staff and other area health care providers.

Successful candidates will possess exceptional listening, oral, and written communication skills as well as problem solving ability.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

A doctor of medicine degree (M.D. or D.O.) from an accredited medical school, and a completed residency. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid, active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Iowa.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience
Preferred Education and Experience

Experience working with young adults and/or college students.

Experience working with diverse patient population.

Experience with NextGen or other EMR software.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

This position serves at the pleasure of university administration and is exempt from certain P&S policies.

Department Contact Name AshLea Stauffer
Department Contact Phone 4-7265
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Board Certified or Board Eligible for appropriate primary care specialty. Must be Board certified by start date or within the required three years after completion of residency.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Iowa Certificate of License for medicine by start date.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Must apply for and obtain an Iowa State Controlled Substances Registration Certificate and a federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certification within six months from start date.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • Other
  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe any experience you have working with the young adult patient population and diverse populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience with electronic health records.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents