International Researchers/Scholars & Professors
For Prospective Professors and Scholars:
If you are interested in conducting research or teaching at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you must first be invited by a department. The department will then request the DS-2019 (the document needed to apply for J-1 status), from UAF International Programs & Initiatives. International Programs & Initiatives does not issue these invitations, nor will we issue the DS-2019 without a request from another UAF department. Individuals may not request a DS-2019 from UAF International Programs & Initiatives directly.
We encourage you to contact your colleagues within UAF departments directly, so that you may talk about the possibility of that department hosting you.
For individuals interested in tenure-track faculty positions, please visit UAkJobs.com (if you are hired to one of these positions, the hiring department will work with the Office of International Programs for H-1B certification).
For Current Professors and Scholars:
- Getting your Social Security number
- Travel guidelines - leaving the U.S.
- Tax Year Information and Forms
- UA International Form - required to be completed each year.
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