We are a Global Community of Scholars

SU faculty come from around the world and work around the world. Our research and teaching address global concerns in practical ways through research, applied service and student learning activities.

Seattle University welcomes distinguished international faculty who join us from all over the world. Many of the same qualities that attract international students—small class sizes, personalized learning, a deep emphasis on service and reflection—attract international scholars to study and teach at our global campus.

  • Find out how to apply for international fellowships and research grants at Seattle University.
  • Find up-to-date information for international faculty on everything from work visas to the requirements for staying in status with U.S. immigration.
  • Count on the support and fellowship of other faculty members in our diverse academic community.

Before You Arrive

Here’s what you need to know to apply for an international faculty position and work visa to teach in the U.S.


Plan ahead to stay in status on all U.S. immigration requirements.

International Opportunities for Faculty

SU faculty conduct research around the world, fulfilling the SU mission and enhancing our academic excellence. Faculty also participate in international study programs that enhance their international skills for teaching such as through language study or subject-specific faculty development programs.

Faculty Guidelines For International Student Programs

Whether you’re leading an international course or study program, advising a student, or looking for general information about teaching abroad, you’ll find the answers here.