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.
Deepening understanding; expanding horizons
What secrets can we unearth?
G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences
William M. Laffan Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
What can we learn from looking within?
How do we understand beauty?
How can curiosity improve our health?
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
Leadership as Scholarship: FAS panel with Catharine Bond Hill and Maurie McInnis, moderated by Peter Salovey
FAS in the News
News about FAS faculty, departments, programs, and more
Yale’s Eduardo Dávila, Zhou Fan, Stavroula Hatzios, Ryota Iijima, and Junliang Shen receive Sloan Research Fellowships, which recognize early career excellence.
Luciano Floridi, director of Yale’s new Digital Ethics Center, describes his approach to creating ethical frameworks for AI and other new technologies.
John Carlson studies the cells and circuits which control smell, taste, and pheromone recognition in fruit flies and mosquitoes.
Yale’s Jason Stanley argues that all speech is imbued with subtle meanings. In a Q&A, he discusses the devious — often harmful — ways that speech is used.
Examining "afterliveness" in the digital age
Announcing FAS faculty member Braxton Shelley's new book, which shows how Bishop G. E. Patterson's "ecstatic instrumentality" connects his audience and the scripture
FAS faculty member Paola Bertucci's new book explores the ways fictionalized scientific facts can become reality -- in the eighteenth century as well as today
Welcoming new FAS faculty
We are thrilled to welcome new faculty members who are joining the FAS during the 2023-2024 academic year. Their expertise and approaches span the academic disciplines.
Celebrating FAS leadership
Darwall, whose work examines the foundations of ethics, moral psychology, and ethical and moral theory, is a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow.
The author of two award-winning books on African literatures and the environment, Iheka is the next director of the Whitney Humanities Center.
Urry is the inaugural winner of the Distinguished Career Award from the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) High Energy Astrophysics Division.
New Yale faculty members, in their own words
In a video, new faculty members discuss their scholarship, their passion for teaching, and why they decided to come to Yale.
Where can curiosity lead us?
Many of the greatest scientific leaps in history were the result of curiosity-driven research. This video highlights researchers in Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
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.