Hiring is completed through standard departmental procedures (pre-employment screen, hiring packet, I-9, Payment Authorization Request, etc.) and immigration requests are submitted to International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).
For international candidates, departments are encouraged to use the following template:
Note: to initiate an immigration request with ISSS for an international candidate (J-1 visa), ISSS requires that an offer be endorsed by the Sponsoring Professor, Department Chair, College Dean, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Immigration requests are automatically routed to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs via iCAT so only approvals from the Sponsoring Professor, Department Chair, and College Dean are needed when submitting to iCAT.
For domestic candidates, offer letters are not required to be endorsed by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs although departments are encouraged to use the following template: