Academic Appointment Policy
Cornell University can only sponsor foreign nationals for work in certain academic job titles. Below is the full list of job titles for which Cornell will act as the immigration sponsor. Foreign nationals may hold other nonacademic positions at the university, if they have already gained work authorization through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Cornell only sponsors foreign nationals for permanent residence for permanent academic positions.
Academic titles may not be used for appointments in administrative or other nonacademic units. The following authorized academic titles are primary titles. Secondary (administrative) titles such as dean, director, and provost are not included.
Academic Titles Used at Cornell
Professor (adjunct or acting)*
Associate Professor (adjunct or acting)*
Assistant Professor (adjunct or acting)*
Senior Research Associate
Senior Extension Associate
Associate University Librarian
Assistant University Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian
Senior Assistant Archivist
*These titles may also be modified by adding “Visiting.” Only one modifier may be used with a title.
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