Hiring International Faculty
WCU is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. There are specific policies in place concerning the recruitment and hiring of international job applicants. Department Heads and College Deans can find out more about the H-1B petition process when intending to recruit and/or hire international faculty. Before you begin the search process, please consult with IPS or email Kevin Childers.
NOTE: In order to properly petition for permanent residency, all WCU departments are asked to publish tenure-track position announcements in print media, such as newspapers, professional journals and/or The Chronicle of Higher Education, that has national circulation. You may consult these guidelines for how recruitment advertisements should be written/view a sample job ad. Please have your print ad reviewed by HR and IPS.
Below is some preliminary information to get you started:
Western Carolina University Policy #92: Hiring Internationals at WCU
Once an international faculty member has been hired, departments may petition for a green card or permanent residency on behalf of the faculty member in certain cases. Departments and Colleges need to inform themselves about the policies in a timely manner.
- H1-B Guidelines for Departments and Colleges (PDF)
- H1-B and Perm Job Description Template (PDF)
- H-1B Guide for International Faculty (PDF)
Permanent Residency Regulations
- Permanent Residence Guide for Departments and Colleges (PDF)
- Permanent Residence Guide for International Faculty (PDF)