Interfolio@Penn was implemented as part of Penn’s Human Capital Management project, the University-wide initiative to improve how we manage the broad range of human resources, payroll, and related processes. 

The first phase of the project, adopted by all twelve schools in 2019, included the implementation of academic faculty management software developed and supported by Interfolio and focused on faculty recruiting and the review and approval of faculty appointment, reappointment, and promotion actions. 

Interfolio is a faculty information system that provides a full suite of faculty-focused technology to support every stage of the faculty lifecycle, from hiring through tenure.

Modules implemented in Phase 1 of the Interfolio@Penn Project include:

  • Dossier - provides an online platform for faculty to collect and curate scholarly materials, as well as for requesting and receiving confidential letters of recommendation. 
  • Faculty Search (FS) - supports posting creation, job application submission, committee review, and applicant selection
  • Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) - supports the collection of review materials and approval workflows for appointment, reappointment, and promotion cases.

Future Implementation:

  • Faculty180 is an online platform for faculty activity reporting which enables faculty to collect materials and actively curate scholarship, research, teaching, service, and professional activity over the lifetime of their scholarly career. Implementation planning for this module will begin in late 2019.

More Information about Interfolio Products:

Dossier is Interfolio’s online platform for academics to collect and curate scholarly materials, request and receive confidential letters of recommendation, and prepare for upcoming evaluations. All faculty members can use Dossier to share their CV, publications, and other important career related materials for easy reference and choose to share and review selected materials with mentors and colleagues. These documents can also be included as part of reappointment and promotion review cases within RPT. 

Dossier is now available for all faculty members across campus to access using their PennKey. To access your account, select sign-in on the Interfolio@Penn login page (also available on the U@Penn portal's business tab). 

If you have used Dossier previously with a personal e-mail address, this article shows how you can merge your two accounts. 

For more information about how to use your Dossier account, Interfolio has a great online help center and their Scholar Services can help answer your technical questions by email, phone, Facebook, or Twitter.

Penn Specific: 

Faculty Actions Guide

Faculty Review Workflows

Faculty Actions Processing in Workday and Interfolio

External Consultant Nomination Form

External Consultant Nomination Form Mail Merge Template

Case Summary Form Template

Interfolio@Penn login link (also in the Provost Administrative Resources section on the U@Penn Business tab)

Getting Started Checklists:

RPT Getting Started Checklist for School Administrators

RPT Getting Started Checklist for Committee Managers

RPT Getting Started Checklist for Committee Members

Quick Reference Guides / Videos:

RPT Guide to New Case Creation

RPT Guide to External Evaluations

RPT Guide for PSC Members

Video: External Consultant Nomination List - Creating and Obtaining Approval for Department Coordinators

Video: External Consultant Nomination List - Use Mail Merge to Create a Directory Style Document

Video: External Consultant Nomination List - Review and Approval for School Deans

Video: Updating a Committee Form Response

Video: Omitting a Committee Form Requirement

Video: How to run the Faculty Actions Notification report in Business Objects

Interfolio Guides:

Candidate's Guide to RPT

Committee Manager's Guide to RPT

Committee Member's Guide to RPT

External Evaluators: Guide to Providing Requested Evaluations in RPT

How to Download Case Materials in RPT

Interfolio Training Videos (By Role):

RPT Administrator Training 

RPT Committee Manager Training 

RPT Committee Member Training 

RPT Candidate Training 

Please send email the Interfolio@Penn team for password details in order to access these videos.

Discovery Service Kickoff Presentation (1/22/20):

Presentation Slides

Presentation Recording

Interfolio Resources:

Interfolio Videos and Webinars for Faculty 180

For more information contact your School Faculty Affairs staff members or the Interfolio@Penn Team at:

School Faculty Coordinator Email Updates Archive