Quick Start Dossier Guide
Interfolio Dossier offers tools to help scholars manage their career and apply to academic opportunities. From applying to schools to apply for tenure reviews, Dossier helps users to collect, organize, and send out evidence of their academic excellence. With a free Dossier account, all materials needed throughout an academic career can be uploaded and managed, while confidential letters of recommendation can be requested and stored. Dossier accounts never expire so uploaded materials will be available at any time. This article will go over how to get started with Dossier. With a $48 annual subscription to the Dossier Deliver service, materials can be sent when applying for jobs, fellowships, and other academic opportunities. An annual subscription includes 50 deliveries by email, mail, or confidential letter uploads to online application systems. Quality checks will be performed on letters of recommendation and alerts will be sent if there is a problem.
Note that applying to Interfolio-hosted positions is free, and these deliveries do not count against the 50 annual deliveries. If institutions offer their users Dossier accounts through Dossier Institution, then those users have the ability to use guidelines and share their materials with other users at their institution.
Note that if a user has Dossier through their institution they may need to click their name in the top right corner of the screen and then select Interfolio Dossier from the dropdown to select their personal Dossier account.
Add Files and Request Letters of Recommendation
1. Navigate to Add Files under Materials
Navigation: Materials > Add Files
- Click Materials on the Dossier navigation menu.
- Click Add Files to upload files to include in Dossier materials.
Check out this article on how to Upload Materials to Dossier Account for further guidance.
- Click Add when finished.
2. Request Letter of Recommendation
When requesting letters of recommendation, a request will be sent to the letter writer. When the letters come in they will be stored within Dossier materials and can be sent where they need to go from there. Confidentiality is maintained throughout this entire process.
- Click Request Recommendation at the top of the page.
- Fill out information.
- Click Send Request when finished.
Check out this article on how to Request Letters of Recommendation for more information.
Select the tabs below to view more information on how to manage materials in Dossier.
- Click Letters on the navigation bar.
- On this page, details can be viewed about requested letters, the status can be checked, and requests can be resent.
Check out this article on how to Request Letters of Recommendation for more information on how to view details and resend a request
Collections of Materials
Once materials are assembled, collections of related materials can be created to organize your Dossier. Collections can be used to gather materials for a job application, fellowship position, and many other purposes.
Check out this article on how to Create Collections of Materials for more information.
Feedback on Materials
Sharing and receiving feedback is a premium feature only available to users with Dossier Deliver accounts or users with Dossier Institution accounts.
Check out this article on how to Share and Receive Feedback on Dossier Materials for further instructions.
Apply to Positions Hosted Within Interfolio
1. Navigate to New Delivery under Deliveries
Navigation: Deliveries > New Delivery
- Click Deliveries under on the Dossier navigation menu.
- Click New Delivery at the top of the page to send out materials when applying for jobs or other academic opportunities.
This is a premium feature that is only available with Dossier Deliver. Check out this article on how to Upgrade to Dossier Deliver for more information.
2. Apply to positions
Choose to send materials by mail, email, or confidential letter upload. Users can also apply to positions hosted by Interfolio by searching for specific terms in the Find an Opportunity section.
When searching for opportunities listed through Interfolio, users can also search for terms on Inside Higher Ed, HigherEd Jobs, and HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium).
Check out these articles on how to Apply to a Position Hosted in Interfolio and how to Search for Employment and Fellowship Opportunities for more information.