STP is excited to announce the addition of a new council for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs). The Council is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid Early Career Professionals through education, training and networking, as well as representing ECP interests in division matters. Our goal is to help serve the needs of new faculty members as they develop their courses and research programs. Specifically we want to assist ECPs with faculty development issues while focusing on the importance of pedagogy.
Participate in the mentoring survey:
We are looking for ECP's (within 7 years of highest degree or full-time teaching) to participate in a survey on your experiences of being mentored. The survey will take 30 minutes to complete and participants will be entered into a raffle for one of six $25 Amazon giftcards. Click the link above to find out more and participate. Please "share" the link to help us publicize this study. Thanks for your assistance!
~The Early Career Psychologist Council
STP ECP Listserve
We now have an STP listserv specifically designed to announce information relevant to ECPs! The primary purpose of the listserv will be to announce upcoming conferences, awards, travel funding, and other opportunities for ECPs, but discussion of ECP-related topics is also encouraged. If you’d like to subscribe, please e-mail visit http://list.kennesaw.edu/listserv/wa?A0=STP-ECP. Please note that you can unsubscribe at any time.
Check us out on FaceBook! Stay connected, get news updates, and chat with other ECPs.
Call for 2 new Members of STP Early Career Psychologist Council
STP is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for 2 new members of the STP Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Council. Nominees must be members of STP, within 5 years of having completed their doctoral degrees, and willing to commit to a three-year term (starting January 1, 2014) to work with the VP for Recruitment, Retention, and Public Relations (RRR) to promote the interests of early career psychologists. Nominations should include a CV, the name of two references who agree to be contacted, and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in the position. Please reply by October 15, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ECP Council is comprised of five members who are engaged in establishing their professional careers. The Vice President of RRR will serve as ex-officio member. The Council is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid ECPs through education, training and networking, as well as representing ECP interests in division matters. Possible projects include presentations and social hours at upcoming conferences, overseeing ECP travel/poster awards, as well as maintaining the current listserv and resources for ECPs.
Additional details can be found in the attached document
. Questions should be directed to email@example.com
All interested individuals should consider applying!
The ECP Council published an ebook this year (2013) called "So you landed a job – What’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists." This book is specifically written for Early Career Psychologist and is a great resource!
Do you have to teach the introductory psychology course for the very first time and have a finite and limited amount of time to do so? How do you begin? What do you need? Check out the ECPs "Introductory Psychology Teaching Primer: A Guide for New Teachers of Psyc 101." The primer is designed to answer these questions! If you are a graduate student or new faculty member approaching this course for the very first time, we have something for you.
If you are a senior faculty or a department chair who works with ECPs, check out our recently published article in Teaching of Psychology, Supporting our junior faculty: Assessing the concerns and needs of early career psychologists. The article presents the results of a nationwide survey of ECPs who reported the challenges and stressors they faced as early career folks. If you were a participant – thanks!
We want to remind readers about our listserv specifically designed to publicize information relevant to ECPs. The primary purpose of the listserv is to announce upcoming conferences, awards, travel funding, and other opportunities for ECPs, but discussion of ECP-related topics is also encouraged. If you’d like to subscribe, please click here.
Catherine Overson won this years ECP Poster Award at the 2013 APA annual Convention. Congratulations Catherine! Her poster was titled, Errors in performance estimations: Lower performing students consistently overestimate their exam scores, and was an excellent representation of quality SoTL work done by an ECP. If you’re planning to attend the 2014 APA convention, look for ECP Council sponsored programming, and consider applying for our 2014 poster award!
In 2012, we offered the first annual ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project, emphasizing impact and quality of work, presented at the APA Convention. Our 2012 poster award winner was Jodi McKnight (Mid-Continent University). We also awarded 2 scholarships to cover ECPs’ registration costs for the 2012 Best Practices conference. Congratulations to Kevin Conlon (Boise State University), for receiving the Best Practices Scholarship and Nathan Deichert (Mount Olive College), for receiving the Writing Workshop Scholarship!
Q&A with STP President
As our Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Council has been collecting data on the needs of fellow ECPs, one need that has consistently been raised is the desire to hear the perspectives of more experienced faculty on how they handled ECP issues. Thus, the annual “Q&A with the President,” was born which is included in each Fall issue of the STP newsletter. This years president, Victor Benassi
has agreed to field our questions. If you have questions please email us and we will consider them for publication in the upcoming Fall 2013 newsletter.
In 2012 we asked past president Norine Jalbert
to answer questions. Although she felt that many of the questions required more complex answers than could fit in this column, she agreed to take a stab at it (and even solicited input from other executive council members as well!). We published an excerpt from the Q&A in the Fall newsletter, but we provide the full interview here: ECP Interview-Jalbert 2012.pdf
2011-2013 Council Members
Jessica Good (Chair), Davidson College: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadie Leder (High Point University)
Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour (University of New England)
Jordan Troisi (Widener University)
Bethany Fleck (Metropolitan State College of Denver)
Teaching Awards & Funding for ECPs
Other Awards & Funding for ECPs
*Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you become aware of other teaching awards for ECPs, or additional funding sources for ECPs, please e-mail email@example.com
Previous Council Members
Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University
Stephanie Afful, Fontbonne University
How Can You Get More Involved?
The ECP Council is seeking regional representatives. If you are interested in becoming more involved consider this position. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org