I am a faculty member, department chair, or dean who hires international postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Can I hire international postdocs and faculty?

July 6, 2020

Prospective international faculty and postdocs who are currently in the United States can be hired in most circumstances. In general, UMB can pursue visa sponsorship for individuals who are currently in the United States who need an employment visa to start or continue work at UMB.

There are several different restrictions in place for prospective international postdocs and faculty currently outside the United States that limit their ability to come to UMB. U.S. embassies and consulates have suspended visa services worldwide.

There are entry restrictions for individuals with valid U.S. visas who have been present in certain countries in the 14 days prior to their arrival here. The most recent executive order issued June 22, 2020, restricts entry to the United States on an H-1B visa for individuals outside the country.

As such, most international faculty and postdocs outside the United States will be unable to come here until such restrictions are eased. You can contact OIS to ask for more specific guidance about your prospective international hire.