Exploring tomorrow’s questions today
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is home to 1000+ faculty and 40 departments and programs that span the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and Science. Our work transforms the lives of our students and leads to fundamental discoveries that change understandings of the past and shape experiences of the future. Below, you will find news and stories of the impact of the FAS along with resources for FAS faculty and staff.
The mission of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is to preserve, advance, and transmit knowledge through inspiring research, teaching, and art.
Deepening understanding; expanding horizons
Can teaching transform how we see the world?
How can research inform public discourse?
Professor of History and American Studies
Assistant Professor of Sociology
William C. Brainard Professor of Economics
How does the human mind work?
Professor of Psychology
Sterling Professor of Philosophy
How do friendships help us thrive?
IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
How do movement and travel shape our lives?
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Classics
Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Resources for FAS Faculty and Staff
Information on tenure and promotion, faculty development, searches, and other FAS processes and policies.
FAS Announcements for Faculty and Staff
FAS in the News
News about FAS faculty, departments, programs, and more
FAS biochemist Craig Crews and his colleages have developed a new kind of drug that can can combat many of the mechanisms that underpin resistance in prostate tumours.
Vanessa Ogle, a historian of global Europe from the 18th century to the present, was honored for her historical research on capitalism and globalization.
52 new ladder and multi-year instructional faculty join the FAS during the 2022-23 academic year.
Bergquist works in development economics, with a focus on agricultural markets and companies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Welcoming new FAS faculty
We are thrilled to welcome new members of the ladder and instructional faculty members who are joining the FAS during the 2022-2023 academic year. Their expertise and approaches span the academic disciplines.
Celebrating FAS leadership
The FAS celebrates three current FAS faculty members who were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2022.
Baker's research is in experimental particle physics helped make the discovery of the Higgs boson particle possible.
Bribiescas is a scholar of evolutionary biology and endocrinology of human and comparative life histories, reproduction, aging, and metabolism.
Pande focuses her research on how formal and informal institutions shape power and patterns of economic and political advantage in societies, particularly in developing nations.
Did you know you can study ASL at Yale?
Yale students study American Sign Language for many different reasons: to connect with people, to teach, to advance accessibility and inclusivity, out of love of language, and more. The ASL program is housed in the FAS Department of Linguistics.
What can we learn from fire?
Carla Staver's research is going up in smoke – and that's a good thing. The professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has started hundreds of experimental fires in African savannas to learn more about how they start and stop burning, and their impact on the environment.
Help the FAS Advance
The FAS collaborates across disciplines, pursuing breakthroughs that improve the world today and for future generations. You can help this work advance by taking part in the Yale Campaign.