Rutgers Sponsoring Departments

Rutgers recognizes the value of global perspectives in academia. International scholars come to Rutgers for a variety of reasons and through various channels. They may be hired by the university to teach or conduct research; other times, they are invited to come to Rutgers to conduct research or pursue other academic endeavors alongside Rutgers faculty.

Academic and research units enter into a cooperative arrangement with the Center for Global Services when hosting foreign national scholars at Rutgers under the university's J-1 and H-1B visa sponsorship, and, when applicable, in serving as the sponsor of a green card for eligible employees:

  • Visiting lecturers, instructors, and professors: J-1 or H-1B

  • Postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates: J-1 or H-1B

  • Visiting student researchers, student interns, or exchange students: J-1

  • Long-term and permanent associate professor and professors: green card


Rutgers University Policy on Employing Foreign Nationals

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Rutgers Global - Fulbright Scholar Saliou Dione, Saliou Dione sitting at desk typing on a laptop

Q&A with Senegalese Fulbright Scholar Saliou Dione

Saliou Dione, Ph.D., an associate professor of African and postcolonial studies in the Department of Anglophone Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in Senegal, came to Rutgers as part of a nine-month Fulbright Scholar grant.

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Rutgers Global - Eraz Tzfadia, Visiting Scholar, Eraz Tzfadia poses next to an assortment of miniature international flags in the Rutgers GAIA Centers

Israeli Visiting Scholar Examines Lines between Policy and Politics

What happens to a city’s development when the lines between policy and politics are blurred? That’s what Erez Tzfadia, Ph.D., an Israeli Institute Teaching fellow hosted by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, came to discuss with the Rutgers community.

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