Criteria - Senior Lecturer II

Criteria for Promotion to the Rank of Senior Lecturer II

Credentials & Previous Experience

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


  • Recognized on campus as a model of excellence in the areas of teaching and learning; sustained and documented record of excellent teaching, which could include student ratings, peer evaluations, samples of student work that demonstrate learning, 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
  • Understood to be a central and essential component of department’s teaching program:
    • Demonstrates extraordinary success in enriching and enhancing learning and in creating opportunities for students
    • Engages in pedagogical work such as the development of instructional resources and/or innovative teaching methods
    • Makes substantive contributions to teaching programs, which could include:
      • recognition on or beyond campus for disciplinary or cross-disciplinary pedagogy
      • development of new courses or substantial improvement of existing ones
      • significant contributions to training and mentoring graduate student teaching fellows


  • Long-standing and sought-after service to the department, University, and broader community; recognized as an engaged citizen and mentor for students and faculty colleagues

Last updated 6/22/18