Lifecycle Management

Interfolio Lifecycle Management fosters transparency about academic appointments and advancement across your institution, throughout every scholar’s career.

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Give Academic Appointment and Employment Info A Home

Interfolio Lifecycle Management provides provosts, deans, academic affairs, and other higher education leadership a dedicated, central database to look up the institution’s academic employees, including their title, rank, formal appointment(s), status, workload and key dates during their time at the institution.

Honor Academic Employment Commitments and Agreements

Keep track of the specific employment commitments your institution has made to each member of the faculty, regardless of full-time/part-time status—including workload allocation, spousal hires, sabbatical discussions, and similar, hard-to-track-down information.

Make Academic Employment Models Visual and Interactive

Visualize the professional journey and timeline expected for each type of academic employee, in each discipline or administrative unit. View paths for multiple appointments side by side. Consult any individual scholar’s current profile to understand how their expected growth pathway may vary from the standard progression.

Anticipate and Plan for Upcoming Professional Milestones

Forecast and proactively manage academic personnel milestones, including appointment, annual review, tenure, promotion, sabbatical or travel leave, and more. Be prepared for financial and other resourcing implications of faculty availability.

“We strive to support our scholars in every facet of their professional journeys, and Lifecycle Management stands ready to provide a systematic architecture to help us do exactly that.”

Alyssa Kupka, Chief of Staff/Senior Associate Vice President, DePaul University

“The value of Interfolio Lifecycle Management is in its ability to help us track our faculty on different contracts and different review cycles easily and efficiently.”

Aneesa Anne McDonald, Faculty Affairs Specialist, University of Wyoming


Launched in fall 2019, Interfolio Lifecycle Management intentionally bridges a widely reported knowledge gap around academic affairs. It serves at once as an organizational tool for leadership offices, and as an observation deck for Interfolio activity across your institution. 


Complete and accurate roster of full-time and part-time academics, sortable by key fields such as unit, rank, and upcoming event type.


Aggregate counts of all completed, current, and upcoming academic review processes.


Individual view of each academic in the faculty, showing all appointments, contract details, and past/future reviews.


Intentional fields for workload allocation, qualifications, salary range per rank, and other policies buried in faculty handbooks.


Visual representation of all events involved in each scholar’s lifecycle—tracking standard models against individual realities.


Engine to generate and record email correspondence with faculty members about professional advancement.

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Faculty Search

Interfolio Faculty Search covers the whole academic recruitment process—including the job board and applications, confidential letters, fair committee review, diversity data, and the rest.

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Enable Committees to Make Efficient, Fair Decisions

Give your search committees tools that let them spend their time on reviewing applicants, rather than on accessing materials or letters, confirming search status, and keeping track of notes. Free up professional services staff to spend time assisting academics in the ways that are most valuable.

Deliver on Academic Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Inform every academic hire with data on real-time, self-reported, anonymous demographic survey responses from 100% of applicants. Establish custom, explicit criteria for evaluating applicants. Empower authorized administrators to intervene in insufficiently diverse searches.

Recruit New Colleagues Strategically and Effectively

Slice and compare a wide variety of data points about applications received—and positions offered—to understand patterns of attraction toward your institution (or lack thereof) among the academic job market. Understand where applicants are finding your job listings. Build a backlog of competitive candidates for future searches.

Make Academic Hiring Equitable, Responsible, Consistent

Establish a source of truth and enforce standards for how academic hiring should take place across your institution. Ensure recruitment activity runs through the proper pre-hire and post-hire approval workflows. Give senior academic officers visibility into the facts around hiring researchers and instructors.

“With Interfolio, law schools and prospective law faculty will have access to a platform that is specifically designed for academics and their needs.”

Judy Areen, Executive Director, Association of American Law Schools

“We have always recognized that faculty are our #1 asset. Interfolio will help us continue to put faculty first and retain our essential junior faculty.”

Chun Chang, Executive Dean, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

“Interfolio will provide a consistent approach to hiring faculty, which will then influence the development of new processes for the entire school.”

Denis Konanchuk, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO


The entry point of your academic employees into their journeys at your institution, Interfolio Faculty Search is built expressly for the committee model, shared governance, and the large amount of information required by academic job applications. 

Job Board

Publish a publicly accessible landing page for each position and list them all on a clean, searchable, auto-generated job board.

Applicant Experience

Applicants use a free (and likely familiar) Interfolio Dossier experience to apply, and can see requirements and status clearly.

Confidential Letters

Whether the committee or applicant sends the digital letter request, letters are kept confidential from the applicant and automatically routed into their application.

Diversity Data

Build self-reported, secure demographic data questionnaires into applications to yield a 100% response rate.

Application Review

Let hiring committees review any number of full job applications from anywhere, in a mobile-friendly online environment.


Generate, save, and share reports on nearly any combination of data about applicants, positions, and form responses.

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Faculty Activity Reporting

Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180) offers all you’d expect around accreditation, CVs, metadata, and reporting—and empowers scholars to tell their own story.

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Integrate Widely and Flexibly with Academic Data Sources

Integrate citation data and other analytics from bibliographic databases and reference management software. Import employment data from campus ERP systems. Transfer data from other software applications (e.g. course evaluation systems and grant databases). Migrate data from other activity reporting systems.

Make Data Validation and Correction Easy for Scholars

Present scholars with recent data on file about their accomplishments for them to validate throughout the year. Enable attachment of actual work produced, whether it’s journal articles, conference proceedings, videos, or computer science code. Facilitate connection to ORCID or external profile systems.

Assist Scholars in Compiling/Communicating Their Work

Maintain any number of official CV templates to automatically present fielded data in clean, readable formats. Enable scholars to establish visually rich CV formats with colors, fonts, heading/paragraph styles to reflect their discipline and put their best foot forward. Link activity data to your website’s scholar profiles.

Generate Real-Time Reports for Accreditation and More

Move from a world of assembling and reconciling static reports to a world of dynamic, in-browser data filtering. Create custom reports and easily navigate through cells to view the underlying data. Save and share reports with peers inside and outside the institution. Learn more about accreditation and Interfolio here.

“…With Faculty Activity Reporting, faculty at Clark University has gained a tool to effectively showcase their scholarship to the broader community.”

Yuko Aoyama, Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Clark University

“We felt confident about Interfolio’s roadmap and its sophisticated, robust product and user-friendly interface.”

Beckham Dossett, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, McGovern College of the Arts, University of Houston


Combining an easy interface, flexible integration, event-triggered housekeeping prompts, administrative oversight, and more, Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180) provides proven paths to scholar participation and more accurate and complete academic activity data.

Data Hub

Integrate with all major data sources so academic information remains consistent and up to date.

Review, Promotion & Tenure

Connect with Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure to automatically populate review cases with CVs and digital copies of academic work.

Validation Interface

Call academics’ attention only to the data you need from them at designated windows of time.

Reporting Options

Draw upon built-in reports for accreditation by region or discipline, as well as reports for teaching, grants, scholarly contributions, and more.

CV Generation

Let faculty export and auto-format data for CVs, professional reviews, biosketches, funding, and other self-presentation.

Find Colleagues

Empower scholars (and administrators) to search the database by keyword for potential collaborators—or gaps.

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Review, Promotion & Tenure

Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure is a flexible, committee-friendly engine for conducting academic professional reviews online—in a shared governance context.

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Enable Colleagues to Reach Decisions Effectively Online

Equip individual reviewers and committees to focus on the substance of reviews with easy tools for collecting, viewing, annotating, labeling, and routing candidate materials. Pick and choose from features like required forms, recusal, rebuttal, standing and ad hoc committees, or multimedia to mirror your exact process.

Give Academics Under Review A Positive Experience

Make your professional academic reviews into a clear, familiar, affirmative routine. Draw upon data from Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180) and candidates’ past reviews to make packet assembly easy. Provide every academic with a lifelong, private, portable Interfolio Dossier to curate materials and accomplishments.

Create Consistency and Establish Standard Workflows

Build workflow templates to govern every type of academic review case that happens at your institution. Automatically document that the mandated process was followed in all cases. Facilitate consistency across all reviews while preserving appropriate differences between disciplines, ranks, and employment models.

Give Academic Offices Mutual Transparency Into Reviews

Bring all current and past faculty review cases into a single view. Establish a shared source of truth about the current stage of each review, who is on the committee, and what the next step is. Identify disparities in review practices and better understand the impact on your administrative workloads.

“All involved praised the online process enthusiastically…Indeed, many comments took the form “Why weren’t we doing this before?”

Timothy Austin, PhD, Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Duquesne University

“…With Interfolio, we now have the infrastructure to run efficient review, promotion, and tenure processes, where faculty accomplishments can be put on display.”

Austin Cooper, Faculty Relations Manager, Western Washington University


Among technologies used for workflow in higher education, Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure is uncharacteristically friendly to academics. Rich in shared governance nuances, Interfolio permits you to exactly replicate your review practices online—or maybe even improve on them.

Packet Import

Auto-populate cases with CVs and supporting materials from Interfolio Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180) and from past reviews.

Workflow Templates

Ensure that every time each possible type of review takes place at your institution, it moves through the correct required steps.

Reviewer Tools

Access and mark up case materials, complete paperwork, and fulfill committee service online.

Candidate Dossier

Give every academic a private, portable space to curate evidence of their academic accomplishments throughout their career.

Chair Tools

Communicate with reviewers, attach required files or forms, take committee votes, honor candidate rebuttal periods, and send cases onward with a click.

External Evaluations

Request and receive confidential peer input about candidates in a way that reflects positively upon your institution’s reputation.

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Funders, universities, and research centers worldwide use Interfolio’s Researchfish to track, study, and communicate the total impact of their research.

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For Higher Education Institutions

Researchfish by Interfolio raises the integrity and credibility of the university’s public narrative about its own work and role. The researcher-centric platform gives universities an efficient method to study and communicate the overall global impact of contributions to all fields by scholars at the institution. 

For Funders

Researchfish by Interfolio enables funders to create powerful impact stories to make strategic funding decisions and advocate for research activity. As a funding entity, you gain a concrete method to collect, benchmark, and analyze research impact data—both directly from researchers, and via harvesting from thousands of external databases.

For Research Organizations

Researchfish by Interfolio gives your research organization, center, or institute a compelling source from which to build a factual narrative of your work and pursue your strengths. The platform’s data quality and comparative analytics empower you to join the global conversation about mission-driven research in any field. 


Researchfish by Interfolio brings different benefits to different entities involved in the global research ecosystem. 

Empirically Show the Value of Funded Research

  • Funders, higher education institutions, and research organizations use Researchfish by Interfolio to collect and compare data about research activity.
  • Capture not only the financial and team details of research, but also all demonstrable outcomes and benefits of that activity.
  • Tell a compelling story about researchers’ discoveries.

Capture a Total Picture of Impact in All Forms

  • With Researchfish by Interfolio, you can report impact beyond publications—such as policy changes, medicines, new methods, creative productions, commercial and nonprofit “spin-outs,” and others.
  • Show not just the direct outputs of scholars’ activity, but also the indirect outcomes, such as when research leads to more funding.

Draw Upon a Massive Pool of Research Impact Data

  • Researchfish by Interfolio taps into many thousands of sources reflecting all disciplines, including STEM, arts, humanities, social sciences, and everything else.
  • Take advantage of data collected, validated, and cleaned in many contexts to achieve high data accuracy and a layered understanding of research impact.

Participate in the Global Conversation About Funded Research

  • Use the built-in question set to track standard types of outcomes from research
  • Enable comparison with other organizations involved in the same research as you
  • Draw upon concrete evidence for case studies, conference presentations, “research on research,” and more

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