Labor Certification for Teaching Positions
A labor certification is a finding by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that (1) there are no qualified U.S. workers in the geographic area of employment who are able, willing, and available to do the job in question and (2) the employment of a foreign national will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.
Special provisions (also known as "special handling") for college and university teachers streamline the labor certification process. These provisions allow UH to satisfy the labor certification recruitment requirements by submitting documentation of its own competitive recruitment process instead of engaging in the highly structured recruitment procedures normally required in “standard” labor certification cases. A benefit of these special provisions is that the employer may select the best qualified applicant even if minimally qualified U.S. workers applied for the position.
The minimum labor certification requirements for teaching positions include:
EB-2 Professionals with Advanced Degrees