Interfolio is an online platform that manages various processes, including faculty searches, appointments, promotions, and award of tenure. This allows for candidates to conveniently track what materials they need, as well as allow department administrators, committees, and faculty affairs staff to move materials forward through the review process. The University has made the decision to use Interfolio and eventually route all applications through this software. 

Faculty Affairs began this rollout with our basic science departments on CWRU’s main campus and University Hospitals/VA clinical departments. MetroHealth clinical departments and CCLCM of CWRU departments will rollout with Interfolio later in 2024. 

We will communicate with each campus regarding any changes. In the meantime, the process for submitting senior-level promotions will remain the same for our departments at our CCLCM, and MHMC campuses (i.e. email, BOX).

Please click on the following categories to learn more about using Interfolio for each process.

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Faculty Search

For faculty appointments with any CWRU pay (i.e. basic science or dual-paid appointments), departments must have both their faculty searches and offer letters approved prior to recruiting and hiring faculty members.

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Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

Learn more about the different types of faculty appointments and promotions available, including how to complete each process.


  • If you have questions regarding the appointments or promotions processes, please reach out to
  • For access issues, training, and questions on policies or procedures regarding Interfolio, please reach out to
  • If you have questions regarding technical issues with the Interfolio platform, please reach out to