Job Applicant's Guide to ByCommittee Faculty Search

When you apply to an institution that is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee Faculty Search, you will be able to collect and submit your materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, for free online. You can fulfill specific requirements set by the institution, complete any forms they have requested, and review your completed application at any time within the application.

When you have completed applying for ByCommittee positions, you can search for more opportunities from within our program, and use the application materials in your Dossier to apply.

Click "Apply Now For Free" on a position announcement

If an institution is using ByCommittee to run a search, you will be able to apply online just by clicking the "Apply Now" button in the position announcement.

When applying for a position through ByCommittee, you will recieve a free subscription to Dossier for one year. If you have an expired Dossier account, we will renew your subscription for a year!

We encourage you to take advantage of this free year of Interfolios Dossier to collect, store, and manage your carrer materials!  

Click "Apply Now For Free" on a position announcement

Sign in if you already have an account with us, or click "Sign Up" to create a free Dossier account

Sign in if you already have an account with us, or click "Sign Up" to create a free Dossier account

If you need to create an account:

Fill out the account info, create a password, agree to our terms of service and click "Continue."

If you need to create an account:
Searching for opportunities through Interfolio:

Log in and click "Applications"

Click "New Application"

Enter your search terms

Try searching for the name of an institution, a position title, or position type.

Your results will display matching positions listed with Interfolio

You can filter the list by:

  • Institution name (alphabetically)
  • Location (alphabetically)
  • Deadline

Click the title to view position details such as description, qualifications, etc.

Click "Start Application" to apply

You can also search for opportunities matching your keywords on the job boards of Inside Higher Ed, HigherEd Jobs, and HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)

You can apply online for many positions listed on each of these sites. Follow the application instructions, and use the materials stored in your Dossier to apply!

When applying for an opportunity through ByCommittee, you are guided through a series of application steps or sections

An overview of the application steps are listed to the right of the screen.

When applying for an opportunity through ByCommittee you are guided through a series of application steps or sections

The first step is uploading required materials to the application

You will see the list of each requirement along with the number required.

You will need to satisfy all document requirements before submitting your application.

The first step is adding required documents

Click "Add File" to add required materials

Click "Add File" to add a required document
To add files from your Dossier:

If you have already uploaded materials to your Dossier account they will show up in the drop-down list on the tab labeled "Choose Existing."

Choose whether to add an existing document from your Dossier account or upload a new file

Select all the materials to include and click "Add"

-or- click "Collections" to open a tab where you can select materials from your saved collections

To upload new file from your computer:

Open the "Add New File" tab and drag and drop or browse to upload files to your Dossier

You can also upload videos and link to webpages to include as part of your ByC application materials.

To upload a new file from your computer, choose the tab labeled "Upload a New File"
Use Dossier to request and add confidential letters of recommendation:

If your application requires a confidential letter of recommendation, you can request that letter through Dossier. We will automatically attach the letter of recommendation to your application when we receive it from your letter writer.

Click "Add File" under the requirement for a confidential letter of recommendation

Click "Add File" under the requirement for a confidential letter of recommendation

You can choose to use a letter you already have in your Dossier, or request a new recommendation

You can choose to use a letter of recommendation you already have in your Dossier, or request a new one

To use existing recommendations simply select them from the list and click "Add"

To use an existing recommendation simply select it from the list and click "Add"

To request a new recommendation, open the "Request a Recommendation" tab, and click the "Request" button to begin the process

To request a new recommendation, open the "Request a Recommendation" tab, and click the "Request" button to begin the process

Fill out the recommendation request form

See the following article for more detailed information on requesting a recommendation through Interfolio.

For new recommendations you will need to fill out the recommendation request form

When we receive the recommendation from your letter writer we will add it to your Dossier and attach it to your application  

You request will appear with the status "Pending" until we receive it from your writer. Note that to complete the requirement, you only need to have requested the letter. The requirement is considered complete when all required letters have been requested and/or added.

When we receive the recommendation from your letter writer we will add it to your Dossier and attach it to your application  

Your request will be sent to the letter writer along with instructions for uploading your letter

Your request will be sent to the letter writer along with instructions for uploading your letter
As you add required materials, you can preview how they will appear to the recipient or reviewer

After uploading a document or other material, click the edit pencil

Click the title of the material

This opens a preview of the file

If you need to edit, delete, or replace a document, click the edit pencil

This will allow you to change the title and type of the document, or to replace it with a new document.

If you need to edit or delete a document, click the edit pencil as shown below

Click the trash icon to delete a document

Click the trash icon to delete a document

To replace a document, click "Replace" in the bottom right corner of the window

The document will be removed from the application ONLY. A copy wil remain stored in your Dossier account.

To replace a document, click "Replace" in the bottom right corner of the window
Confirm that you want to remove the document from the application

Select a replacement document and click "Add," or click "Add New File" to upload a new document

Select a replacement document and click "Add"

When enough documents have been added to satisfy a requirement, a green check will display

When enough documents have been added to satisfy a requirement, a green check will display

Click "Next Step" when you are finished adding required documents

Click "Next Step" when you are finished adding required documents

Enter your education information

Select the highest degree you have earned, list the institution where you earned the degree, and the date you received the degree. Note that you can choose not to disclose your education information. Click "Next Step" when you are finished.

Next you will enter your education information

You may need to complete forms required for the application  

Simply fill out the form and click "Next Step" when you are finished.

You may need to complete forms required for the application  

Review and confirm your application

This page gives an overview of your progress toward completing the application. Each section must be completed before you can submit your application.

Review and confirm your application

Note the status row indicating the current state of the application

This row will tell you if the application can be edited, if it has been submitted, withdrawn, or reactivated, and lists the close date of the position.

Note the status row indicating the current state of the application

Submit your application

When all requirements are met, click to submit your application.

Submit your application

You will see a confirmation message and be taken to your Applications page

You will see a confirmation message and be taken to your Applications & Deliveries page

Review, edit and manage your application from the ByCommittee tab of your Applications page

After submitting you may review and track your ByCommittee application by signing in to your Interfolio account and navigating to the ByCommittee tab of your Applications page.

Review, edit and manage your application from the ByCommittee tab of your Deliveries & Applications page

Remember, we keep the materials you use for ByCommittee applications in your Dossier, and you can use those materials for other applications!

From the materials page of your Dossier, select a document or other material to preview it and view a history of changes including when and where you have used the material, when it was last updated etc. See here for more information on how to  Edit and Preview the Materials in Your Dossier, and Keep Track of Changes Made to the Materials in Your Dossier,