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Interfolio's Dossier offers tools to help scholars manage their career and apply to academic opportunities. From applying to schools, to apply for tenure reviews, Dossie helps users to collect, organize, and send out evidence of their academic excellence. With a free Dossier account, confidential letters of recommendation can be request and stored while all materials needed throughout an academic career can be uploaded and managed. Dossier accounts never expires, and 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 isa. problem.

  • Applying to Interfolio-hosted positions is free, and these deliveries do not count against your 50 annual deliveries.
  • If institutions offer their users Dossier accounts through Dossier Institution, then those users have the ability to use guidelines as well as the ability to 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.


Manage Materials in Dossier 

1. Navigate to Add Files under Materials

Navigation: Materials > Add Files

  1. Click Materials on the Dossier navigation menu.
     Materials selected on navigation
  2. Click Add Files to upload files to include in Dossier materials. 

    Check out this article on how to Upload Materials to Dossier Account for more information.

    • Click Browse To Upload to upload materials from computer.
    • Select the Video tab to upload videos from YouTube or Vimeo.
    • Select the Webpage tab to link to external webpages.
  3. 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.

  1. Click Request Recommendation at the top of the page.
  2. Fill out information.
  3. Click Send Request when finished. 

Check out this article on how to Request Letters of Recommendation from Dossier for more information.


3. Manage Letters Requests

  1. Click Letters on the navigation bar.
    Letters selected on navigation bar
  2. On this page, details can be viewed about requested letters, the status can be checked, and requests can be resent.

Check out this article about Letter Quality Checks for more information.


4. Create 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 any specific purpose, such as a collection of materials for a job application, or collections to be used for particular types of positions such as fellowships.

Check out this article on how to Create Collections of Materials for more information.


5. Share Materials with Interfolio's Feedback and Sharing feature

This premium feature is 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

  1. Click Deliveries under on the Dossier navigation menu.
     Deliveries selected on the navigation bar
  2. Click New Delivery at the top of the page to send out materials when applying for jobs or other academic opportunities. 

    This feature 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 upload materials to an online application system or enter search terms to search for and apply to positions hosted by Interfolio.

When searching for opportunities listed through us, you can also opt to trigger a search for your terms on Inside Higher Ed, HigherEd Jobs, and HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium).


Check out this article on how to Apply to a Position Hosted in Interfolio for more information.


Check out this article on how to Search for Employment and Fellowship Opportunities in Dossier for more information.


3. Use materials in Dossier to apply