Selection of Exchange Visitors
- Positions and sponsorship for international visiting professors, research scholars, and short-term scholars at IPFW who will enter the U.S. on J-1 Exchange Visitor visas will be offered through the University’s colleges, divisions, and academic departments.
- Academic units will make a request to create a visiting scholar position in accordance with college, division, or department policy.
- Final approval of visiting professor positions will be required from the appropriate Dean or Director and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
- In addition, the appointment of candidates will be subject to hiring guidelines in accordance with Human Resources and the University Administration.
Selection criteria include (but are not limited to):
- The extent to which the visitor can offer courses suitable to the academic departments; and the extent to which the applicants’ research addresses intercultural learning.
- Educational background requirements will vary according to the level of the position.
- Participants will be required to submit applications in English and to provide documentation and recommendations concerning their ability to teach in English.
- Furthermore, individual interviews will be conducted with each candidate, thereby allowing any selection committee to assess the applicants’ facility in English.
- Language training is not required as part of the program and should be incidental to their program.
Conditions and Limitations of J-1 Exchange Visitors [PDF]
Overview: Inviting J-1 Exchange Visitors [PDF]
After a candidate is identified as an international exchange visitor, the academic department will work with the IPFW Office of International Education to determine DS-2019 eligibility.
The IPFW academic department/college/division must submit the Department Exchange Visitor Request Form [PDF] to the Office of International Education, with the appropriate signatures.