An outstanding researcher or professor is defined as an individual who is recognized internationally as outstanding in his/her specific academic area of teaching or research. This category of petition requires a permanent job offer and sponsorship from a qualified US employer. For purposes of this category, the USCIS defines permanent position as a tenured, tenure-track, or for a term of indefinite or unlimited duration where the employee will have a continued expectation of continued employment unless there is good cause for termination.
Unlike EB-1A, the individual must possess at least 3 years of experience teaching or in research in the academic area. In addition, the individual must have a job offer for: 1) a tenured or tenured-track position within a university or institution of higher education to teach in the academic area; 2) a comparable position with a university or institution of higher education to conduct research in the area; or 3) a comparable position to conduct research for a private employer. In order to qualify, the private employer must have achieved documented research accomplishments, and must employ at least three persons in full-time research.
In addition, you must provide at least two of the following: