Research Appointments

Information for Administrators

The different types of research appointments, and the processes and policies specific to each, are outlined in the FAS Appointment and Promotion Handbook.  SEAS-specific information for these appointments, to be considered in conjunction with those in the Handbook, are outlined on the research appointment category pages.

A high proportion (approximately 70%) of SEAS academic hires and appointments are foreign nationals, and require that we work with the Harvard International Office (HIO) to secure the proper visa.  To ensure a smooth transition to the SEAS appointment, it is important to begin the visa process as soon as possible. The HIO requires a 90-day lead time to process J-1 visas and a 6-month lead time for H-1B visas. Contact the relevant Academic Appointments Manager for more details.

US Scholars require at least 10 business days for processing.