Faculty Advertisements

The International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS) and the Office of Opportunity Development (ODDEP) have worked together to set up faculty hiring requirements at Georgia State that mirror those required by the Department of Labor (DOL) for permanent residency sponsorship. The DOL requires employers to run advertisements for faculty positions in national professional journals. A national professional journal is one that is circulated throughout the U.S. and contains articles that pertain to the academic discipline or profession of the journal. Based on experience we now know that The Chronicle of Higher Education is considered acceptable. Also, please remember that each ad should include the title of the position as well as the job requirements (PhD, Master’s, etc.) as well as the job duties.

For permanent residency filings using the Special Handling category for faculty, your department may run this advertisement electronically or in print. The advertisement must include the name of the employer, job title, job duties and job requirements (education and experience) as well as information required by ODDEP, which can be found in the ODDEP Recruiting and Hiring Manual for Faculty.

For print ads, please retain a legible copy of the ad that includes the name and journal and date of publication. For electronic ads, you must prove that the ad was posted for 30 consecutive days. To do this, please print the ad from the website on the 1st and 30th days that it runs. Otherwise, you will need to get a letter or statement from the journal confirming that the ad ran for 30 calendar days, the exact date it ran and a copy of the text of the advertisement.

FAQ on Journals and Advertisements for Faculty Recruitment

On September 28, 2011, the Department of Labor changed the rule regarding use of electronic ads for filing PERM petitions. After careful review, Georgia State University has amended our recruitment requirements for faculty and the use of electronic ads in national professional journals can begin immediately.
A national professional journal is one that is circulated throughout the U.S. and contains articles that pertain to the academic discipline or profession of the journal.
Unfortunately the Department of Labor will not provide a list of acceptable national professional journals. Based on experience, we do know that The Chronicle of Higher Education is considered acceptable.
Association newsletters that only contain member updates and job postings and career websites that only list job postings (such as higheredjobs.com) are not being accepted.
Yes. If you choose to use a print version of a national professional journal to recruit for your faculty position you can still do so. To document this please retain a copy of the ad that includes the name of the journal and date of publication.
Alternative proof of this requirement would be a letter or statement from the journal confirming that the ad ran for 30 calendar days, the exact date it ran and a copy of the text of the advertisement.
In this case you must provide a dated printout of the ad from the website showing the 1st and the 30th day that it ran.
The information that must be included in faculty advertisements has not changed. The ad must still include the name of the employer, job title, job duties and job requirements (education and experience) as well as information required by ODDEP, which can be found in the ODDEP Recruiting and Hiring Manual for Faculty.
If recruitment for faculty was done without using either the print or electronic version of a national professional journal and a foreign national is hired in the position, then sponsorship of permanent residency will be delayed until new recruitment for the position is done in an appropriate journal.