H1B Specialty Occupation Scholars
H1B Specialty Occupations
The H1B visa specialty occupation is a classification for individuals who are identified as highly skilled workers with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher in the relevant field of study and occupation. H1B status allows dual intent, and is appropriate for both tenure and non–tenure track appointments.
H1Bs must be initiated by the College. If you are an international hire and your appointment qualifies you for an H1B visa, you will be connected with our office to begin the process of securing your visa. The College uses an outside immigration attorney to file the H1B petition. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will serve as a liaison between you, the College, and the immigration attorney.