International Faculty Members

The Office of the Provost facilitates the appointment of foreign nationals to faculty, academic researcher, and, in some cases, EHRA administrative/instructional positions and provides hiring departments with essential support services. Faculty and EHRA Staff Immigration Services serves as liaison between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and such government agencies at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office (USCIS).

University hiring departments who anticipate the employment of a foreign national applicant should contact Faculty and EHRA Staff Immigration Services as soon as possible to begin the work authorization sponsorship process.

Services include:

  • Advising hiring departments and foreign national faculty, academic researchers, and EHRA administrative/instructional staff on aspects of non-immigrant and immigrant work authorization;
  • Preparing work authorization sponsorship documentation, such as applications to obtain, extend, or change non-immigrant work authorization status;
  • Preparing and submitting applications for departmental sponsorship of permanent residence for tenure-track faculty positions.


E-3, H-1B, O-1, TN, and Permanent Resident Sponsorship
Andrea Whitley, Associate Vice Provost
201 Mossman Building
336-334-4212; Email:

F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, and Short-Term Scholar Sponsorship
International Student and Scholar Services/International Programs Center
207 Foust Building
336-334-5404; Email:


Recruiting Permanent Teaching Faculty: Creating & Posting the Job Opening Announcement (PDF)
(Created by Immigration Staff Attorney, UNC System Office- August 2017)


It is important to note that outside attorneys may not represent UNCG in matters regarding sponsorship of foreign national employees without approval by the State Attorney General.

All cases for which UNCG is the petitioner must be prepared and submitted by the designated UNCG official.

This website is intended for use only by UNCG departments and prospective/current foreign national employees. Individuals not associated with the University should seek the advice of a competent immigration attorney. The information contained herein is not intended to create an attorney/client relationship, nor should it be construed as legal advice.