FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS
|As set forth under the Immigration
and Nationality Act of 1990 and its implementing regulations, a foreign
national being sponsored by an employer for classification as an outstanding
professor or researcher must provide:
Evidence of at least two of the following to show international recognition in the academic field:
a) Receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement;
b) Membership in associations requiring outstanding achievements of their members;
c) Published material in professional publications written by others about the alien's work;
d) Participation, either individually or on a panel, as the judge of the work of others in the same or an allied academic field;
e) Original scientific or scholarly research contributions to the academic field;
f) Authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation).
In addition, the following must be provided:
1. Letter(s) from current or former employer(s) (with name, address, and title of writer) specifically describing the alien's duties, establishing at least three years of experience in teaching and/or research in the academic field; and
2. Letter from prospective employer offering employment for the alien in the academic field either:
a) For a tenured or tenure-track teaching position or a permanent research position in a U.S. university or institution of higher learning; or
b) For a permanent research position in a department, division or institute of a private employer with at least three persons employed in full-time research positions and with documented accomplishments in the field.
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The foregoing article is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace detailed and specific legal advice in individual cases and should not be acted upon as such. The author does not assume responsibility for any loss incurred by a person who pursues, or refrains from pursuing, a course of action in reliance upon the information provided in this article.
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