Does an international student need lots of honors and awards in order to secure a faculty position in the USA?

Honors and awards can help, but are not necessary.

The easiest way of getting into even big universities is if you know the mantra of getting funding. If you can get money universities will hire you. This is the biggest consideration, other things are secondary.

Most universities in US don't care whether you are international or not, so this answer is equally applicable to US citizens.

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