Global business school announces new partnership with faculty information system Interfolio

WASHINGTON, DC – August 22, 2019 – Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), a leading global business school, today announced a new initiative to use technology to standardize its faculty hiring process and improve faculty recruitment and development. Through a partnership with Interfolio, creator of the first Faculty Information System, SAIF will provide faculty with technology uniquely designed to support every stage in the faculty lifecycle, from hiring through tenure.

Interfolio’s Faculty Search will power SAIF’s annual recruiting for junior faculty, allowing SAIF to systemize their process with a trusted, secure system used by faculty around the world—streamlining the hiring process for both job applicants and administrators, while also greatly reducing the burden on administrative staff.

As one of the top ranked business schools in the world, SAIF recognizes that the faculty hiring experience is essential for recruiting top faculty. 

“We have always recognized that faculty are our #1 asset,” stated Professor Chun Chang, Executive Dean of SAIF. “Interfolio will help us continue to put faculty first and retain our essential junior faculty. We want to prioritize these faculty members and ensure they have a positive experience with us starting from the hiring process. Additionally, Interfolio will help ensure we are attracting the right candidates for our institution, nurturing their development, and strengthening SAIF.”

“The best business schools around the world recognize the central role of faculty in their success and are increasingly looking to support their faculty by streamlining the hiring, review, promotion, and activity reporting processes,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “We are pleased to provide the leading faculty information system to institutions such as SAIF, London Business School, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, and the Frankfurt School of Finance.” 

About Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance

SAIF’s mission is to become a world class institution of research and advanced learning in finance and management. Committed to developing top talent and cutting-edge knowledge, with a focus on Chinese markets and their global connections, SAIF’s world-renowned faculty, with over 60 members, is drawn from both academia and industry from around the world. SAIF has developed international collaborations with world-class business schools, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the MIT Sloan School of Management, University of California, Berkeley, Imperial College London, and Arizona State University. SAIF is among the youngest AACSB-accredited business schools in the world; AACSB accreditation represents the highest standards in business education and has only been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. In 2018, SAIF MF program continues to hold the No. 1 position in the Financial Times‘ annual ranking of the best MF programs in Asia and is ranked No. 10 in the world. For more information, please visit

About Interfolio

Founded in 1999, Interfolio is an education technology company based in Washington, DC, and offers the first holistic faculty information system to support the full lifecycle of faculty work—encompassing job seeking, professional accomplishment (in teaching, research, and service), evaluation success (in reviews, tenure, promotion, sabbatical), and beyond. All Interfolio software applications focus on faculty, with workflow tools to support shared governance processes; activity reporting solutions that support accreditation, decision making, and data analytics; and consumer offerings that provide portable, private dossier collection and curation for sharing with academics and others. Working with over 300 clients, Interfolio leads with vision and innovation, always focused on advancing faculty and their institutions. For more information about Interfolio, please contact