Interfolio Showcase

Progressing Equity and Overcoming Bias in Academic Recruitment

Welcome to the Showcase

Progressing Equity and Overcoming Bias in Academic Recruitment

presented by Interfolio from Elsevier


How can universities recognise the holistic contribution of academic staff and adopt practices to help them advance their careers and research?

Technology has the potential to advance equity in all its forms. But it is not just about hiring and promotion - other academic events need to be scrutinised in the same way. This includes having review and promotion policies that do not place an undue burden on certain disciplines and ensuring that workloads are equitable across academic staff members of different ages, genders, and ethnicities.

It is also about recognising the importance of a range of activities. According to Professor Margaret Sheil, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology “we need to look at people’s careers more inclusively and reward other behaviours, such as being a generous collaborator or mentor.”

The good news is that progress is being made. Working with Professor Sheil the Elsevier International Center for the Study of Research have developed a recruitment dashboard to create a more even playing field, whilst Interfolio from Elsevier is supporting universities worldwide with an Academic Information System to manage academic recruitment and promotion in an equitable and transparent way.

In this showcase Interfolio will introduce the recruitment dashboard and then dive into the benefits of Interfolio’s solution, exploring how data can support universities make more equitable decisions and reduce bias throughout the whole academic lifecycle.

About Interfolio
Interfolio’s Faculty Information System is trusted by more than 400 universities across 20 countries since 1999. With innovative solutions designed to support major milestones in the academic lifecycle, Interfolio’s technology enables university leaders to effectively advance institutions and their academic staff.

The most comprehensive platform of its kind, the Interfolio Faculty Information System streamlines processes for academic hiring and recruitment, reviews and promotions, appointments and timelines, and activity data reporting.


When: Thursday 30 November 1pm - 2pm AEDT
Where: Zoom webinar

View the recording and presentation slides here


Presented by Interfolio

Javier Salom, Managing Director, International Sales, Interfolio from Elsevier

Guest speaker:

Professor Margaret Sheil, Vice Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology

Hosted by:

Cassandra Spencer, Director Capabilities and Experience, CAUDIT

Interfolio contact details:

Name: Felicity Rose, Global Sales Enablement Manager, Interfolio from Elsevier

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Start Date

30 Nov 2023

End Date

30 Nov 2023


02:00 - 03:00

based on your local time


Online Via Zoom Webinar



Event Type



Faculty Information Systems
Human Resources


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