The Outstanding Researcher or Professor category requires an employer sponsor and, to be eligible, the individual must demonstrate they:
a) Are recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic field,
b) Have at least three years of experience in teaching or research in that academic field, and
c) Have a job offer from the petitioning employer for either a tenured position to teach or comparable permanent position to conduct research in the academic field at an institution of higher education — or — a comparable permanent position to conduct research in the academic field within a department, division, or institute of a private employer that employs three or more full-time researchers with documented accomplishments in an academic field.
To prove that the Outstanding Researcher or Professor is recognized internationally as outstanding in the academic field, one must provide evidence in at least two of the following six categories:
If the individual teaches in an area where these categories do not readily apply, comparable evidence may be submitted to prove the individual’s eligibility.
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