Using Interfolio for Faculty/Librarian Personnel Activity

Single-Sign-On Implementation in Effect

The SSO was effective on January 3, 2020 for all users. Click on Interfolio Login

At the NEST window, enter your NetID and Password (same as MSU email/MSU Gmail) to access your Interfolio account. You must use your address not your address.

Alternate Login Option
Some users may have an Interfolio account that was set up using instead of, or may have a non-MSU Interfolio account which is preventing them from being able to log in to access the MSU case(s). These users should do the following:
1. Go to and click on the “Sign In” tab (Be sure you are logged out of any Interfolio pages you are on.)
2. Type in your email address (ie., but do not enter a password.
3. Click on the “Forgot Password” button
4. Follow the instructions to receive an email from Interfolio to rest your password to the one you are currently using for MSU email
5. Log back in and see if you can access the MSU page


The anticipated due date for applications will be in early November.  As soon as the Sabbatical Leave calendar is finalized we will share it via email and online in the Administrative Calendar.

Important: The sabbatical guidelines and criteria are posted on our Resources for Faculty page.

To streamline the process, if you are eligible to apply for a sabbatical leave and decide to file an application, please let Mary Colon know (  She will open a template in Interfolio for you.  Be aware you will only be able to access the template if you request it from Mary. 

Please note as in years past, we will be running information sessions for Interfolio users.  You can see the schedule for these and access the sessions using the link below. Registration is not required.

Sessions will be held as follows:

Wednesday, November 4th at 1:00 pm – For Reviewers
Friday, November 6th at 10:00 am – For Applicants
Tuesday, November 10th at 3:00 pm – For Applicants
Thursday, November 12th at 11:00 am – For Reviewers


Interfolio is an initiative of the Office of the Provost to improve how we manage faculty and librarian personnel actions at Montclair State University. As a result of this initiative, faculty/librarians will be provided with an improved and transparent system for the the review and approval of the reappointment, and tenure actions while streamlining and documenting the processes required to support the faculty and librarian lifecycles.

Pandemic 2020 Statement for Interfolio Application.
Refer to Provost Gingerich’s April 15, 2020 email message:
Message to Probationary Faculty from Provost Willard Gingerich


Interfolio will simplify processes and enable more efficient and informed decision-making in faculty/librarian reappointment, and tenure.

The objectives of this initiative are to:

  • Promote consistency and transparency in faculty affairs processes
  • Leverage technology to make reappointment and tenure processes more efficient
  • Establish and maintain a single system of record for all academic personnel actions
  • Reduce the need for “shadow” systems in schools
  • Implement a strategic technology platform while retiring manual and paper-based processes

What Is Interfolio?

Interfolio is a faculty/librarian information system that provides a full suite of faculty/librarian-focused technology to support every stage of the faculty and librarian lifecycle.

Interfolio modules being implemented at Montclair State University include:

  • Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotions – supports the collection of review materials and approval workflows for reappointments, tenure, and promotion cases.
  • Dossier – provides an online platform for faculty/librarians to collect and curate scholarly materials, as well as for requesting and receiving confidential letters of recommendation.

More Information about Interfolio Products:

Montclair State University Reappointment & Tenure Processes

Please refer to the Faculty Roles and Expectations document for further details.

Helpful Links:


The following information has been provided to assist you in creating persistent links within Interfolio.

    Canvas and Library Integration
    This contains detailed instructions for how to create persistent links to eBooks, journal articles, streaming videos, etc.
    Journal Rankings & Citation Searching
    This contains information about all of the tools the Sprague Library subscribes to that contain journal rankings (also known as impact factor), as well as the tracking citations of journal articles.

The following Fall 2020 Processes will be submitted via Interfolio:


Curating your materials with the Interfolio Dosier

Dossier is now available for all faculty and librarian members across campus to access.

To access your account, go to the Single Sign On at: Interfolio Login. If you have never accessed Interfolio, click on “Forgot your password?” to receive a link to establish your password.

If you have used Dossier previously with a personal e-mail address, this article shows how you can merge your two accounts.

For more information about how to use your Dossier account, Interfolio has a great online help center and their Scholar Services can help answer your technical questions by email, phone, Facebook, or Twitter.