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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.

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

School Faculty Coordinator Email Updates Archive 

Interfolio@Penn Resources in Penn Box


What is Interfolio?

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.

More Information about Interfolio Products:

Interfolio Lunch and Learn Sessions

To help administrative users in FS and RPT prepare for the upcoming school year, a series of Interfolio lunch and learn sessions were held in August and September of 2020. Each session was recorded and consisted of 15-20 minutes of demonstration followed by an open Q+A session.

Here are presentation and recording links for each session:

Topic Recording Link
FS and RPT Good Housekeeping for School Administrators Session Recording (Password: #WcxF5eB)
Creating a New Position in FS Session Recording  (Password: cyF%L!0C)
How to Manage a Case in RPT Session Recording  (Password: dn3bW+G&)
Completing the Case Summary form Session Recording  (Password: X@m5o6+H)
Completing a Search in FS Session Recording  (Password: X3TJ9ne#)
Reporting Faculty Data in Interfolio, Workday, and Business Objects Session Recording (Password: Z.UK2@3x)
FS and RPT Good Housekeeping for School Administrators
Session Recording
(Password: #WcxF5eB)
Creating a New Position in FS
Session Recording
(Password: cyF%L!0C)
How to Manage a Case in RPT
Session Recording
(Password: dn3bW+G&)
Completing the Case Summary form
Session Recording
(Password: X@m5o6+H)
Completing a Search in FS
Session Recording
(Password: X3TJ9ne#)
Reporting Faculty Data in Interfolio, Workday, and Business Objects
Session Recording
(Password: Z.UK2@3x)


These presentation slides can be found in an Interfolio Lunch and Learn folder in Box.

Additional sessions are being planned for the upcoming year. If you’ve got ideas for sessions that should be repeated or new sessions that would be helpful, please let us know at

Help, Links and Resources for Interfolio

Dossier Resources

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,

Faculty Search (FS) Resources

Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Resources

Penn Specific:

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

Getting Started Checklists:

Quick Reference Guides / Videos:

Interfolio Guides:

Interfolio Training Videos (By Role):

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

Faculty 180 Resources

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

Interfolio Resources: