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.
Explore the FAS
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.
Resources for FAS Faculty
- Faculty Handbook (University-wide) Policies and procedures for all Yale faculty
- FAS Scholars as Leaders; Scholars as Learners program (SAL2) FAS faculty development and enrichment programs
- Additional resources for FAS faculty
FAS Ladder Faculty and Professorial Appointments, Promotions, and Searches
FAS Procedures and Policies
FAS Instructional Faculty Appointments
Connect with the FAS Dean's Office
Report of the Instructional Faculty Working Group
University-wide faculty climate survey - FAS results
FAS in the News
News about FAS faculty, departments, programs, and more
A physicist’s journey to the ‘critical point’ and the ‘strong force’
In an interview, Yale physicist Helen Caines marvels at the search for a better understanding of subatomic phenomena.
Three FAS affiliates elected to National Academy of Sciences
Anna Marie Pyle, Michel Devoret, and Samuel Moseley were elected to the academy, one of the highest honors bestowed on a U.S. scientist or engineer.
Book ‘unmakes’ U.S. history to include long-excluded Native Americans
FAS historian Ned Blackhawk’s new book retells U.S. history to reveal the centrality of Native peoples in the political and cultural life of the country.
Six FAS scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Six FAS faculty members who have made important contributions across a range of fields, including economics, physics, mathematics, African American studies, and linguistics, are among the nearly 270 accomplished individuals elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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.
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.