International Scholars & Students
Rutgers is authorized to employ international faculty and scholars under H-1B status. The sponsoring Rutgers department needs to follow the step below to ensure a smooth hiring process:
Steps to Sponsoring Faculty
Step 1 +
Complete a preliminary questionnaire and send to Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services to begin the H-1B sponsorship. We will review your responses to the questionnaire within a few days.
Step 2 +
If approved, you will receive an H-1B packet from Ruimin Zhang with a set of forms and instructions for you and the foreign national to complete and send back to us.
Note: If you are within RBHS, you will receive instructions to log in and download this packet.
Step 3 +
We will review and process your request to initiate the H-1B process with USCIS. The internal process can take at least four weeks. Once ready, we will mail the relevant forms and supporting documents to USCIS.
Step 4 +
After six to eight months, USCIS will send a decision to us; we will notify you of the decision, and if approved, with the start dates and for how long the foreign national can work.
Step 5 +
Send the approval notice to the foreign national so that they may apply for the visa. Make a copy and instruct the foreign national to return the original copy to the Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services once they come to Rutgers.
Step 6 +
The foreign national needs to complete a mandatory check-in and orientation once they have arrived on campus, even if they have come from another institution within the United States.
Step 7 +
The foreign national in a tenure-track faculty position becomes eligible for permanent residency sponsorship after six months.
Step 8 +
Contact Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services to initiate the green card process.