Lecturer-Track Faculty Searches & Initial Appointments

For searches and appointments for one semester or one year, please refer to the Single Semester/Year Appointment Procedures page. For multi-year searches and appointments, please refer to procedure steps 1 – 8.

For lecturer-track faculty procedures, please contact when applicable the relevant Sr. Associate Dean. In the Humanities it is John Mangan (john.mangan@yale.edu), and in the Sciences and Social Sciences it is Robert Burger at robert.burger@yale.edu.

Note: For lecturers in the Department of English with single-semester or year appointments, please also copy FAS Assistant Dean Jason Zentz at jason.zentz@yale.edu.


Appointment to the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, or senior lecturer II is appropriate only for candidates whose responsibilities include regular teaching. Faculty members holding these ranks will normally have earned the Ph.D. or its equivalent or another appropriate terminal degree. Appointment to the rank of senior lecturer requires at least six years of full-time teaching experience, at Yale or elsewhere, in a faculty rank, including the rank of lecturer. Those appointed or promoted to this rank must also have established a documented record of excellent teaching and committed service as further described in criteria set forth by the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The University does not typically make initial appointments at the level of senior lecturer II.

Note: A search may only go forward if the Teaching Resource Advisory Committee (TRAC) approves in advance the ongoing resources necessary to support the position.

Timeline and Terms of Appointment

Lecturers may be appointed to a term varying from one semester to three years, and senior lecturers may be appointed to a term varying from one semester to five years, in each case depending on professional accomplishment, teaching experience, programmatic needs, and available resources.