Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Get Involved in STP!

If you’re an STP member interested in becoming more involved in STP activities then you’ve come to the right place. STP is committed to providing opportunities to as many of its members as possible to participate in STP initiatives. Whenever there’s a vacancy on a committee, task force, or working group, this will be one of the places where the vacancy is announced. Vacancies will also be announced in the current issue of our online newsletter.  If you have a specific interest or question about any of our initiatives, please visit the STP Leadership page for email addresses of our executive committee members, committee chairs, editors, directors, and coordinators.  Even if there is no current vacancy, you should feel free to contact one or more of these individuals to express your interest in getting involved. 

If you are not a current member of STP, visit our Join page. We welcome anyone interested in the teaching of psychology. 

For all positions, STP encourages applications and nominations from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Call for Reviewers: SoTL Grant Committee (Deadline May 1, 2019)

Call for Chapter Authors:  STP eBook on High Impact Teaching (Deadline May 13, 2019)

Call for Founding Chair for Mentorship Award Committee (Deadline May 15, 2019)

Call for Founding Chair for Civic Engagement Award Committee (Deadline May 15, 2019)

Call for New Members for the STP Diversity Committee (Deadline May 20, 2019)

Call for Applications: Two Associate Editors for Teaching of Psychology (Deadline June 30, 2019)

Current Service Opportunities


Call for Reviewers: SoTL Grant Committee

Each year, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) administers a program of small grants to provide support for research projects on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The grant program is open to members of the Society for the Teaching Psychology who teach Psychology at 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools.  We need grant reviewers to start with the 2019-20 cycle. The commitment is minimal but critical. The grant application deadline is typically the end of October, reviews begin immediately following, and the committee will meet 1-2 times via conference call to make final decisions before December 1. Grant committee membership carries a 3-year term.

Get involved with your fellow SoTL colleagues and provide an important service to STP: join the SoTL grant review team.  Please submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to Marya Howell-Carter, SoTL Grant Chairperson, at sotl-research@teachpsych.org by May 1, 2019.


Call for Chapter Authors: STP eBook on High Impact Teaching

High Impact Teaching: Best Practices and Classroom Activities

This volume, edited by STP President Rick Miller, addresses the challenge of documenting what we know about the science of teaching – and how to apply it class. Specifically, this volume shares best practices in teaching and collects examples of high impact teaching activities.

Chapter authors will discuss best practices for a given teaching activity (such as those listed below), how they have implemented specific practices, how well the activities work in their classroom, and advice for others, given their experience.

Examples of activities include:

  • First‐Year Seminars and Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing‐Intensive Courses
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning, Community‐Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses/Projects
  • E‐portfolios

STP publishes e-books related to the teaching and learning of psychology. These books are available at http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/index.php and are downloaded either as a whole book or by chapter.

Interested authors should contact STP President, Rick Miller (Richard.Miller@tamuk.edu) by May 13, 2019.


Call for Founding Chair for Mentorship Award Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is seeking a founding Chair for the new Mentorship Award Committee. The committee will oversee the development of a new award that will recognize exceptional mentorship of teachers of psychology. Various forms of mentoring may be recognized, including sharing knowledge and expertise, providing support and encouragement, offering feedback on performance, helping to identify opportunities and resources, and serving as a professional role model. The Chair will recruit 3 to 4 members for the committee for this award and work with that committee to refine the award parameters and application deadlines. The term for this position will be three years (2019-2021) and will begin as soon as filled. STP encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds.

If you are interested in serving as the inaugural chair of this committee, please send a CV and a statement of interest to Keli Braitman (braitmank@william.jewell.edu). Please use "STP Mentorship Award Chair" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on May 15th.


Call for Founding Chair for Civic Engagement Award Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is seeking a founding Chair for the new Civic Engagement Award Committee. The committee will oversee the development of a new award that will recognize leadership and engagement in applying psychological science to make a difference in communities at the local, national, or global level. The Chair will recruit 3 to 4 members for the committee for this award and work with that committee to refine the award parameters and application deadlines. The term for this position will be three years (2019-2021). STP encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds.

If you are interested in serving as the inaugural chair of this committee, please send a CV and a statement of interest to Keli Braitman (braitmank@william.jewell.edu). Please use "STP Civic Engagement Award Chair" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on May 15th.



Call for New Members for the STP Diversity Committee

The STP Diversity Committee is searching for new members! The mission of the committee is to create new avenues for diversity, inclusion, and equity in STP and in the field of psychology. Areas that we attend to include:
  • Diversity in STP membership
  • Integration of diversity into the curriculum
  • Hiring and retaining a diverse faculty
  • Attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession 
  • Building community among and supporting diversity-oriented scholars and teachers 

STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Applications will be accepted until 5/20/19. If you are interested, please send your CV and a one-page statement of interest to the Chair of the STP Diversity Committee, Dr. Teceta Tormala,at ttormala@paloaltou.edu.


Call for Applications: Two Associate Editors
for Teaching of Psychology

Do you want to become an Associate Editor (AE) of STP’s flagship journal Teaching of Psychology (ToP)? It is exciting times here at ToP. STP is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary and we are seeking two STP members to fill the AEs positions, alongside the new editor—Aaron S. Richmond. As the oldest journal that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as it relates to teaching psychological science, we are looking for candidates who have strong editorial experience. Specifically, we want applicants who have experience as an ad hoc reviewer or Consulting Editor of ToP or other similar journals. Additionally, it is preferred that applicants have an active record of publication in SoTL journals.

Below you will find a description of the duties and qualifications, stipends, terms of service, and application process.

Duties & Qualifications:

  1. In the new structure for ToP, the AEs will work alongside the editor. Manuscripts will be divided among the editor and the two AEs relatively equally. As such, AEs will serve as action editors for submitted manuscripts. This entails assisting the editor to assign reviewers, collate reviews, make decisions on manuscripts, communicate with authors about these decisions, and follow the manuscript through the process to publication or ultimate outcome.
  2. No single AE is responsible for specific submission types (e.g., method, generalist, etc.).
  3. Work side-by-side with the other AEs and the editor of ToP to ensure high quality publications.
  4. Be well-versed in current SoTL research, including trends, historical references, etc.
  5. Work with editorial team at SAGE including using the new ScholarOne online submission portal.
  6. Act as editor on submitted manuscripts on which the editor has a conflict of interest.
  7. Provide counsel to the editor on submissions that he or she wants input over and above that provided by the reviewers.
  8. Consult with the editor regarding journal policies and guidelines.
  9. Serve as editor in the event that the editor becomes incapacitated or meets with an untimely demise; in such circumstances, the DIV2LEADERSHIP will act as quickly as possible to find a new editor.
  10. Must be a current STP member.

Stipend: $1000 per year

Term of Service: 6 years to start January 1, 2020 and end December 31, 2026. AEs may serve up to two terms.

Please include the following in your application:

  1. A current CV.
  2. Letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position.
  3. The contact information for two references who can speak in detail about your qualifications for this position.

STP highly encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Please submit all materials to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) no later than Friday, June 30th, 2019.

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