Criteria - Senior Lecturer

Criteria for Appointment and Promotion to the Rank of Senior Lecturer

Credentials & Previous Experience

  • PhD or another appropriate terminal degree expected
  • At least six years of full-time teaching experience, at Yale or elsewhere, in a ladder or non-ladder rank, including the rank of Lecturer


  • A documented record of excellent teaching, which could include student ratings, peer evaluations, a narrative self-evaluation showing attention to teaching development, participation in teaching development programs through the Center for Teaching and Learning or elsewhere, and other forms of recognition
  • A firm commitment to being an effective educator in every aspect of the work:
    • Demonstrated capacity for substantive contributions to a teaching program, which could include:
      • development of new courses or substantial improvement of existing ones
      • contributions to training and mentoring graduate student teaching fellows
    • Evidence of pedagogical work such as the development of instructional resources and/or innovative teaching methods


  • Mentoring; student advising; participation in departmental affairs; recognition as a role model and engaged University citizen

Last updated 6/22/18