On-Demand: Virtual Roundtable: Driving Faculty and Institutional Success

The last 18 months have created unique difficulties for every industry—and higher education is no exception. Ongoing change is inevitable, and supporting faculty is even more crucial now. Indeed, faculty are at the crux of institutional success, impacting governance, cost, revenue, student success, inclusion, and rank.

So how can you best support their growth and development?

Listen to the conversation with faculty affairs leaders who are using the Faculty Information System to not only make hiring, advancement, and activity reporting simpler, administratively, for their faculty—but also to make a real impact on a faculty member’s career progression.

With additional visibility into the data and their faculty, universities can explore:

  • Is there an equitable service workload across faculty?
  • How to address advancement with regards to research and tenure pauses, especially with the disproportionate effect on women, caretakers, and BIPOC faculty.
  • What are trends in promotions and advancement, and how can mentoring or additional interventions support early career faculty?
  • How to showcase a range of faculty and their research in press and promotional materials.

We gathered for an interactive conversation to hear how the Interfolio platform provides administrators and department chairs data and visibility to support scholars across their career journey.

Hear from: 

Kim Eby |Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs| George Mason University

Cheryl Koos | Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs & Development | CSU Dominguez Hills


What is a Virtual Roundtable?

Interfolio clients shared how our system has enabled positive change and visibility into their faculty advancement processes. Fellow higher education leaders joined us in dialogue—to connect and discuss their best practices, personal examples, and more.

These universities have committed to putting their faculty first. Will you?

  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • John Hopkins University
  • Queen’s University
  • London Business School

We discussed:

  • How the Interfolio product suite can solve your institutions’ unique challenges with regards to faculty career advancement in today’s world
  • Why our partner institutions have chosen to partner with us over other vendors or home grown systems
  • Best practices for change management and faculty system adoption

eBook: Strategic Success with Faculty Activity Reporting

eBook: Supporting Faculty Careers (During COVID-19 and Beyond)

Download the free eBook to understand:

  • What has worked best for colleges and universities that handle faculty affairs processes online
  • Why today may be the right time to rethink faculty development programs and resources
  • How the Interfolio platform is helping your peer universities adapt to changes in the faculty work experience

Jean Ku and Kate Slavit join leading EdTech company

Washington D.C. — September 29, 2021 —Interfolio announces today the addition of two leadership hires: Jean Ku as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Kate Slavit as Vice President, Head of People. Creator of the Faculty Information System, Interfolio provides software to universities and colleges to manage the full faculty lifecycle. Part of Insight Partner’s portfolio of companies, Interfolio is growing its team and expertise to meet market demands. 

Ms. Ku will lead the marketing strategy at Interfolio and expand awareness of faculty information systems in higher education. She will oversee product and content marketing, demand generation, as well as sales development and enablement. Prior to joining Interfolio, Ms. Ku led Naviance marketing at PowerSchool. With more than 20 years of B2B marketing experience, she has held marketing leadership positions at education technology companies including PowerSchool, Hobsons, Rosetta Stone, Intellify Learning, and Blackboard. Accomplishments include: driving Blackboard’s K-12 product strategy; repositioning and expanding Rosetta Stone’s education business; building and leading high performing teams; streamlining marketing operations and programs; and helping both education and corporate businesses connect meaningfully with their customers.    

Ms. Slavit will oversee talent acquisition, talent management, and internal communications to foster a meaningful, diverse, and inclusive company culture. Ms. Slavit joins Interfolio from The Knot Worldwide, formerly WeddingWire, with previous experience in publicity, promotions and special events for Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and more. Accomplishments include: leading the global internal communications and employee experience strategy of WeddingWire’s merge and integration with XO Group (The Knot); creating and producing a suite of branded, national events for wedding and events professionals including the user conference WeddingWire World; managing the national press junket for Columbia Pictures’ SALT and media relations for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  

“Interfolio is scaling up to meet higher education’s need for faculty-first software,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Jean and Kate bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Interfolio. Their expertise will help Interfolio continue to grow, fostering a culture of excellence for both staff and our hundreds of University and research funder clients.”

###

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com, or visit www.interfolio.com

Advancing Equity in Higher Education STEM

Dr. Ebony O. McGee, Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, presents “Beyond Recruiting… Retaining Underrepresented Minoritized Faculty & Graduate Students: First Understand the Barriers, then Dismantle Them.”

Her research and work explores “the social, material, and health costs of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces.” This free on demand session addresses the important issue of advancing equity in Higher Education STEM. Watch below:

About Dr. Ebony O. McGee, Professor of Diversity and STEM Education

As a professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, I investigate what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. I study in particular the racialized experiences and racial stereotypes that adversely affect the education and career trajectories of underrepresented groups of color. This involves exploring the socialmaterial, and healthcosts of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces. My National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant investigates how marginalization undercuts success in STEM through psychological stress, interrupted STEM career trajectories, impostor phenomenon, and other debilitating race-related trauma for Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx doctoral students. 


Education is my second career; I left a career in electrical engineering to earn a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago, and a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. With funding from seven NSF grants, I cofounded the Explorations in Diversifying Engineering Faculty Initiative or EDEFI (pronounced “edify”). I also cofounded the Institute in Critical Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies Training for Underrepresented Scholars (ICQCM), which aims to be a go-to resource for the development of quantitative and mixed-methods skillsets that challenge simplistic quantifications of race and marginalization. ICQCM receives support from the NSF, The Spencer Foundation, and the W. T. Grant Foundation.

My first solo-authored book is entitled Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation.

My research has been featured in prominent media outlets, including The Atlantic, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Nature Human Behaviour, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Higher Education Today, NPR’s Codeswitch, The Hechinger Report, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Inside Higher Education, Tennessean, Washington Monthly,and The UK Voice Online.

Visit the EDEFI website and the ICQCM website


Interfolio’s Faculty Information System

Interfolio is working on solving issues of the academic lifecycle, from hire to retire. Click here to learn more.

On-Demand: Five Ways Interfolio Supports Academic Recruitment & Hiring

Make the experience better for applicants and hiring committees

What do global universities, individual departments, and graduate program centers have in common?

Well, for one thing, they run their academic recruitment, hiring, and appointments through Interfolio to make an efficient, seamless process for all that are involved.

Watch this free on-demand webinar and moderated Q&A to explore how you add strategic value to your institution with Faculty Search—and, if you have impending deadlines, it is possible to implement and post a position within 14 days with your dedicated Interfolio project manager.


With Faculty Search, your institution will have the leading platform used and preferred by faculty (including 1 million job hunters)—and, the process will be modern and represent your institution well from the job posting through hiring.

Faculty Search:

  • Gives you access to a centralized applicant pool
  • Supports your equity and inclusion efforts
  • Reduces friction for candidates and administrators with efficiencies in workflow
  • Enables data-driven decision-making and insights
  • Bolsters your institution’s recruiting power, reducing the time-to-hire competitive talent

Our acclaimed Services team, supported by our robust Interfolio University courses, will ensure your success, with best practices learned from implementing hundreds of your peers.

“I consider Interfolio the Rolls Royce of customer service.”

Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer, Office of the Provost
Haverford College

Find out why almost 200 higher education departments, colleges, universities, and professional organizations use Interfolio to remain competitive in academic hiring and appointments, including:

  • Stanford University
  • Boston College
  • Baylor University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • San Diego State University
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  • New York Historical Society
  • Emory University
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • And many more!

You’ll learn:

  • What makes the Interfolio approach fundamentally different (and why so many of the world’s most influential institutions use it today)
  • Why higher education leaders choose us to enable their faculty-specific recruiting and hiring needs
  • What specific features and actions can shape your recruitment efforts and diversity on campus
  • How all stakeholders benefit from this modern method—from gathering applications to committees, to senior academic leadership, to professional staff
  • And last but not least—how Interfolio empowers you and the end users to get up and running quickly, efficiently, and with immediate data insights

“Covid required a pivot to a completely online process for application submission and evaluation for our two fellowship positions. Interfolio was the clear choice for our applicants and reviewers. We were quickly trained and had our apps up and ready to open on time. It was easy to track our applicants for each position, to take care of administrative tasks, and review applicant materials. The online training modules were helpful and readily available, while customer support quickly responded to any questions we had. A real life saver for a fast transmission to a wholly online review process!”

Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager
Stanford University

Private research university adopts Interfolio software to achieve data security, process consistency and effective data collection

Houston, Texas — August 18, 2021 — Rice University, a premier private research university, ranked among the top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, announced today the launch of a new software platform that will make faculty recruitment easier and enable efficient, standardized processes for faculty review, promotion and tenure.

Partnering with Interfolio, Rice University will implement Interfolio’s Faculty Search module to facilitate all stages of faculty recruitment and Interfolio’s Review, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) module to digitize the process for all faculty promotion and tenure reviews.

With this investment, Rice will streamline its faculty hiring process with a trusted system used by faculty around the world. Moving from a general software to one purpose-built for faculty will ease the administrative burden on hiring committees, while also improving the experience for the applicant.

Rice will use Interfolio’s electronic workflows and automations to ensure consistent review procedures across campus. Additionally, administrators can use Interfolio to easily check the stage of reviews, which increases transparency and saves time. 

“We chose Interfolio because we wanted a system specifically built for the unique needs of faculty, and we realized the need for technology that supports the full lifecycle of faculty actions,” says Dr. C. Fred Higgs III, Rice University’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. “With Interfolio’s Faculty Search and Review, Promotion and Tenure, we will effectively be providing an intuitive interface for our faculty from their first experience with Rice as an applicant to the important milestones throughout their careers.” 

Rice University administrators also appreciate that the new system will allow them to gather data in a centralized location. “Before, we couldn’t easily answer questions about particular trends in faculty promotion because the data was scattered across paper files,” explains Brad Blunt, Rice University’s Director for Academic Process. “Now, we can easily query and report on important information, such as diversity data in our promotion and tenure process.”

Interfolio’s suite of products, collectively referred to as their Faculty Information System, is designed to bring to campuses the kind of digital dexterity and data agility that the most sophisticated corporations have with their enterprise software.

“The world has gone digital, and we created our Faculty Information System to give faculty and administrators the digital capabilities they need to effectively operate,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Whether your institution is a top research university like Rice or a small liberal arts college, attracting and supporting great faculty is central to institutional success.”

###

ABOUT RICE UNIVERSITY

Located in an urban environment on a 300-acre tree-lined campus, Rice University seizes its advantageous position to pursue path-breaking research and create innovative collaboration opportunities that contribute to the betterment of our world. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com, or visit www.interfolio.com

On-Demand Webinar: A Modern Online Solution for Academic Review and Promotion Workflows at Larger Institutions

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems, piecemeal digital solutions, or a stopgap option such as SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, watch our webinar, recorded in August 2021, to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence. Plus, our software is chosen by faculty members (and administrative staff) time and time again. 

In this webinar we discuss the following:

  1. How a system for transparent, equitable reviews demonstrates your investment and value of faculty
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. What kinds of new information around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  4. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes that consider diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives paramount to their success
  5. How Interfolio Professional Services can mitigate and alleviate change management challenges

Why should you partner with Interfolio?

Watch this recording to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees to save time, be more focused, and stay consistent in decisions. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Review, Promotion & Tenure module instead of other vendors or a homegrown system.


Some Interfolio clients with the Review, Promotion, and Tenure module on campus include, among many others:

Carnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of Arizona
Johns Hopkins UniversityDartmouth College
Texas A & M University-College StationNew York University
DePaul UniversityYale University
Tulane University of LouisianaOberlin College


“One of the most important factors for success in transitioning from a paper-based RTP process to a digital format is supporting the culture change with a product that is intuitive and user-friendly for faculty candidates, committee members, administrators, and support staff.  Because Interfolio is tailored to the needs of faculty and the RTP process and provides superior customer service, we will be able to manage that culture change more easily and realize the benefits of a digital RTP process.”   

Natalie Bersig, Director of Faculty Affairs / California State University, Long Beach

On-Demand Webinar: Managing Faculty Promotion and Tenure Online at Smaller Colleges and Universities

How are you currently managing the essential faculty advancement and workflow processes for promotion and tenure? Many institutions are relying on paper-based systems or a stopgap digital solution with SharePoint, Google Drive, or Box.

If this sounds familiar, watch our on-demand webinar to hear why you need to consider making a change now so that your institution can achieve its strategic goals and faculty excellence.

In this webinar recording we discuss the following:

  1. Faculty are at the core of every initiative in higher education: They generate all the revenue, they are the largest component of cost in the form of academic payroll, they are ultimately responsible for student success, moving diversity and inclusion strategies forward, growing reputation and brand, but most notably influencing rank, and governance
  2. How Interfolio solves for your unique challenges with its 20 years of expertise working in higher education 
  3. How Interfolio alleviates the administrative burden required to conduct faculty evaluation cases properly and equitably
  4. What kinds of new information and transparency around faculty career development universities have gained by using Interfolio
  5. Why an effective faculty evaluations technology has become a new requirement for modern universities of all sizes

Why should you choose Interfolio as a partner?

Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how Interfolio has helped administrators, deans, and faculty evaluation committees save time and collaborate efficiently at many of your peer institutions, some of which are listed below. We’ll also explore why they chose Interfolio’s Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) module over other solutions or homegrown systems.

Today over 400 higher education institutions, research funders, and academic organizations based in 15 countries—and over 700,000 active scholars on the job market—use Interfolio’s technology. We understand the big initiatives and can partner with your institutions and teams of all sizes.


Interfolio clients with at least Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) on campus include:

Kentucky State UniversityMeharry Medical College
Winthrop UniversityElizabeth City State University
Swarthmore CollegeGallaudet University
Haverford CollegeJacksonville University (Florida)
California Institute of the ArtsColby College


“Institutions are presented with a lot of options for software. We did not find any other tool that is so faculty focused, and that has tools so well designed for an academic division, like Interfolio. It’s worked out better than we could have imagined to have a product designed with our needs in mind.”

Erin Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Administration, Bryn Mawr College

Private university selects Interfolio platform for streamlined efficiency

Jacksonville, Fla. —July 21, 2021 — Jacksonville University, Northeast Florida’s premier private university, announced today the launch of a new digital platform to enable a standardized and efficient process for faculty annual review, promotion, and tenure decisions.

Jacksonville University is partnering with Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System, to implement its Review, Promotion & Tenure module, which will establish digital, standardized faculty evaluation processes across all departments and schools. This investment in innovation is the result of a collaborative effort led by the University’s Faculty Affairs Committee, chaired by Dr. Kimberly Beasley.

Previously, faculty compiled paper documents and completed multiple forms to submit their academic accomplishments. With these cumbersome approaches, the format and scope of materials being reviewed varied widely. A digital platform will ensure consistency and compliance with new campus-wide guidelines, improving efficiency and equity. Additionally, the processes for annual evaluations, tenure, and promotion will be easier and clearer for faculty members, committees, and administrators.

“We wanted a system that enables a consistent, transparent evaluation process for our talented faculty and signals to prospective hires that we have strong faculty-centered software systems in place,” says Dr. Will Miller, Jacksonville University’s Executive Director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Strategic Planning. “With this investment in Interfolio, we are supporting our faculty’s success, giving them additional resources and freeing up their time for teaching, research, and service.”

The adoption of this new technology will support Jacksonville University’s accreditation review as well, providing a digital way to execute against the new, systemized standards developed by the Faculty Affairs committee. 

“Our solutions are designed to make life easier for faculty and administrators,” said Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “The more we streamline and simplify administrative tasks for faculty members, the more time they have for what they do best: teaching, advising and research. Empowering faculty this way is especially important at a school like Jacksonville University, which combines a University’s breadth of academic offerings with the close student-faculty interaction of a small college.”

###

ABOUT JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Named one of the Best Regional Universities in the South for more than 15 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, the University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs, including in-demand degrees in Nursing, Business, Biology and Marine Science, Engineering, Finance, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of Aviation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Film, Animation, and Sports Business. Jacksonville University, with its four colleges, five schools and two institutes, is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com, or visit www.interfolio.com

Leading institutions will discuss equity, data ethics, and faculty information systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 14, 2021 — Interfolio, creator of the first Faculty Information System, will host its Interfolio Virtual Summit from Thursday, July 15, to Friday, July 16, 2021. 

In its third year, this event brings together faculty affairs leaders from over 300 colleges and universities around the world for thought leadership, networking, and informative sessions, to build a robust and evolving community of practice for the field. 

Centered around the theme “Advancing the Academic Community: Empowering Scholars to Achieve Institutional Success,” the Summit will address multiple topics relating to the relationship between faculty and institutional success, including — 

  • advancing strategic goals with a faculty information system; 
  • streamlining insights into faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 
  • the social purpose of higher education in the 21st century.

“Each year, the Interfolio Virtual Summit helps faculty affairs leaders learn from one another about useful practices and approaches for supporting faculty development,” says Andrew Rosen, CEO at Interfolio. “This year, we’re particularly excited to include a variety of sessions that provide both a high-level view of higher education goals and detailed discussion of technology and strategies for supporting faculty and institutional success.”

Featured sessions include —

  • “Moving to Outcomes: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” with speakers from Stony Brook University, Dartmouth University, Colorado College, and Gettysburg College; 
  • “Principles of Data Ethics in Higher Education and Why it Matters” with scholars from Universiteit Brussel, New York University, and Tulane University;
  • “HBCU Leaders in Conversation” with panelists from Kentucky State University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University; 
  • “Contemporary Uses and Configurations of Faculty Activity Reporting” with panelists from Bowling Green State University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Columbia University; and 
  • “Achieving Strategic Goals with a Faculty Information System” with speakers from Meharry Medical College, California State University-Fullerton, and DePaul University.

“The Virtual Summit is a welcome opportunity to share our story and learn from our peers,” says Dr. Allysceaeioun Britt, Interim Vice President in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and Assistant Professor for the Division of Public Health Practice, at Meharry Medical College. “I look forward to hearing about others’ experiences and successes in weathering the storm of the pandemic and preparing for a return to normal campus life in the fall.”

The Summit will be available to watch as a real-time broadcast, with select sessions available on-demand afterward. Summit registration is open to the Interfolio community, free of charge. 

The full agenda of the Interfolio Virtual Summit is now available. A listing of all the Summit’s sessions follows.

  • Keynote Address: “Beyond Recruiting…Retaining Underrepresented Minoritized Faculty & Graduate Students: First Understand the Barriers, then Dismantle Them” with Dr. Ebony O. McGee, an Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
  • “How to Successfully Lead Change Management and Faculty Adoption Initiatives” with panelists from New York University and George Mason University
  • “Stories from the Field: Managing Interfolio Long-Term” with presenters from Interfolio
  • “Documenting Personnel Processes and Increasing User Adoption” with speakers from Arizona State University
  • “Moving to Outcomes: Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” with speakers from Stony Brook University, Dartmouth University, Colorado College, and Gettysburg College
  • “Harnessing APIs to Streamline Faculty Hiring with Seamless Integrations” with panelists from Georgetown University
  • “Achieving Strategic Goals with a Faculty Information System” with speakers from Meharry Medical College, California State University-Fullerton, and DePaul University
  • “Contemporary Uses and Configurations of Faculty Activity Reporting” with panelists from Bowling Green State University, The Scripps Research Institute, and Columbia University
  • “Streamlining Insights with Reportable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Activities” with Emory University
  • “The Interfolio Product Roadmap in 2021 and Beyond” with panelists from Interfolio
  • “Maximizing Efficiency with Creative Uses of Review, Promotion & Tenure” with speakers from Elizabeth City State University
  • “HBCU Leaders in Conversation” with panelists from Kentucky State University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University
  • “The New Power University: The Social Purpose of Higher Education in the 21st Century” with Interfolio’s CEO Andrew Rosen and Professor Jonathan Grant, Senior Advisor to Interfolio UK and a Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London
  • “Principles of Data Ethics in Higher Education and Why It Matters” with presenters from Universiteit Brussel, New York University, and Tulane University
  • “Using the Interfolio API for Greater Flexibility in Review, Promotion & Tenure” with a presenter from the University of Pennsylvania

###

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com or visit www.interfolio.com

International business school implements Interfolio to recruit leading academic talent  

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China —July 7, 2021 — Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS), a graduate-level business school in Shenzhen, China, announced today that it is adopting the Faculty Search platform offered by Interfolio, creator of the Faculty Information System. 

Using the Faculty Search module, institutions can publish a publicly accessible landing page for each faculty position and list them all on a clean, searchable, auto-generated job board. In addition, the platform enables an online electronic workflow for the whole academic recruitment process, including applications and committee review. The cloud-based software also ensures that letters are kept confidential and that diversity data is collected and can be reported.

“Before adopting Faculty Search, academic recruitment was a time-consuming process in which we did everything manually,” says Alice Yun, who coordinates faculty and staff recruitment at PHBS. “Relying on email and Excel to track hundreds of applications was difficult, and we had to hire teaching assistants to help. But with Faculty Search, we’ve saved so much time.”

Additionally, Yun cited how critical it was that Interfolio is well known and trusted by international applicants, since PHBS is the most internationalized Chinese national business school.

“When you’re competing for top tier international scholars, and you are using historic manual hiring processes, we have found that institutions are at great risk of losing great candidates to institutions that move faster using streamlined digital capabilities,” explains Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Faculty Search makes academic recruitment simple and efficient, so that institutions can find strong candidates, make a great first impression and move quickly to build strong academic teams.”

###

ABOUT PEKING UNIVERSITY HSBC BUSINESS SCHOOL

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in 2004 with the vision to advance Peking University’s involvement in global economics, finance, and management research. Located in Shenzhen, PHBS brings Peking University’s historical presence and first-tier business education programs to the country’s south and benefits from the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city.

PHBS currently offers a doctoral program, specialized master’s programs, an MBA program, an executive MBA program, and numerous executive development programs. With internationalization as its goal, PHBS has been accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EFMD, and taken a bold step by opening a new campus in Oxfordshire, England.

As the most internationalized China-national business school, PHBS offers about 130 graduate level business courses per year, taught in English. 80 full-time international and Chinese faculty have earned their PhDs from top institutions. All of your classmates, 95% of whom are Chinese nationals, are fluent in English and have graduated from the top universities in China. As such, students can take advantage of our highly internationalized campus.

ABOUT INTERFOLIO

Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact team@interfolio.com or visit www.interfolio.com