Sponsoring Faculty

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.