Below are the hiring procedures for academic positions through the timing of the process. To view more information for each category, click on the key to open and access the details.
For questions concerning the hiring procedures, contact Extension HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicable to “International employee who will perform services in a specialty occupation that requires “theoretical & practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty.” For questions on hiring internationally, contact Tamra Robbins.
- If an applicant indicates on their application that they are not eligible to work in the United States, they can be considered for international hire. If after interviewing the candidate and making a decision to extend an offer, the following steps are required:
- Hiring supervisor makes a preliminary offer to applicant, letting them know that hire is subject to H1-B approval. H1-B is a non-immigrant visa, allowing for temporary employment for up to 3 years, and may be requested for an additional 3 years.Diane Dews works with MU International Center to process H1-B application.
A processing fee will be required, to be paid by the hiring unit
Initial processing, which takes 1-3 months;
Approval processing, which takes an additional 1-6 months.
- Processing time can take up to 9 months for processing and approval.
- For the current processing fee rate, contact Diane Dews.
Hiring unit may request expedited approval processing, to shorten the 1-6 month approval processing time to 2-3 weeks. An additional fee is required.
Once H1-B approval is obtained, applicant may begin employment. If hiring unit wants to continue employment for international hire after the initial H1-B period (3 year increment), the unit must begin a new H1-B process (with the same costs to the hiring unit) near the end of the initial H1-B term (3 year increment) for a total of 6 years.
If international hire desires to work longer than 6 years, they must begin the process for permanent residency. The employee pays the majority of the cost for permanent residency application.