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The Office of the Provost is pleased to introduce UNCG alumna Leigh Olsen, the new assistant vice provost for faculty service. She will be taking on the responsibilities of Faculty Immigration Services, which have been managed by Katie Brown. Brown is leaving UNCG to pursue graduate work full-time at Appalachian State University.

The Office of the Provost facilitates the appointment of foreign nationals to EPA positions and provides them with essential support services. For immigration purposes, an international applicant is one who is in a nonimmigrant visa status or is outside the US and will require a non-immigrant visa to enter.

It is vitally important that an international employee obtain the most appropriate visa status for the type of employment. Since processing times can often take up to nine months or longer, departments should contact the Office of the Provost far in advance of an anticipated start date so we have sufficient time to process the visa application or advise the foreign national on processing his/her visa petition. International employees may not undertake employment until the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has authorized them for employment at UNCG. Note: only permanent full-time teaching positions are eligible to be sponsored for a lawful permanent residency (green card). Be advised that, in such cases, a there are specific federal regulations for the job advertisement that must be met at the time of recruitment.

If your department is anticipating the appointment of an international applicant in an EPA position, contact Leigh Olsen in the Office of the Provost at 334-5398 or leigh.olsen@uncg.edu with any questions about employing a non-immigrant in an EPA position. Additional information can be found here: http://www.uncg.edu/pvt/immigration/

Temporary exchange/short-term visiting scholars and researchers are coordinated through the International Programs Office (IPC). Contact Michael Elliott, mjellio2@uncg.edu or you may go to http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/facultyisss.html for more information.

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