Inviting a Scholar to UNCG

The University of North Carolina Greensboro welcomes faculty and researchers from around the world.  The Exchange Visitor Program, administered by the US Department of State (DOS), allows UNCG to use the J-1 Exchange Visitor immigration classification to invite or employ foreign professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists in the United States temporarily.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) facilitates the process of departments inviting international visiting scholars.  Services provided by ISSS include assisting departments through the visiting scholar invitation and appointment process, issuing of the DS-2019 immigration document and visa acquisition. Upon their arrival, ISSS offers visiting scholars a new scholar orientation program, immigration and other advice throughout their stay and cultural programming opportunities.

Departments wishing to appoint international faculty, staff or researchers to permanent and/or tenure-track related EPA positions in such visa/immigration classifications as H-1b, O-1, TN, or permanent resident should visit Immigration Services in the Office of the Provost. Here are some links that may be helpful:

Quick Guide to Hosting International Visitors and Scholars at UNCG and J-1 Visa Timeline for Scholars New to UNCG

Finding Visiting Scholars
Overview of Policies and Visa/Status Information
Data Forms
Going Abroad as a Scholar
Faculty Information Sessions (PDF)