STP is excited to announce the Early Career Psychologists Committee (ECPs). The committee 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 and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning.
STP defines an Early Career Psychologist as a member who is within ten years of beginning teaching of psychology and who is not a student. Any STP member who meets this definition qualifies for the ECP resources described below.
We 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, click on "Subscribe" under "Options" on this page. Please note that you can unsubscribe at any time.
Check us out on FaceBook! Stay connected, get news updates, and chat with other ECPs.
Are you presenting a teaching poster at APA this year (2017)? The ECP Committee is excited to announce a poster award for the best SoTL project, emphasizing impact and quality of work! The winner will also receive $250 honorarium. Check back here during the summer of 2016 for more information.
The Society for The Teaching of Psychology, Early Career Psychologist Travel Grant Program. The grant program is open only to STP members who are enrolled in a psychology Ph.D. program or otherwise meet the ECP definition below. Grant funds can be used to defray the costs of attending psychology teaching conferences or conferences with a significant teaching of psychology component. We will fund approximately 20 grants, with a maximum award of $500 per grant, for conference attendance between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. Deadline for proposals is *Monday, October* *19, 2015, 11:59 p.m*. Policies regarding STP grant programs can be found on the STP website (http://teachpsych.org/members/policies.php). Applications will be evaluated on the degree to which the proposed conference attendance can improve the applicant’s teaching of psychology. Priority will be given to first-time recipients. Regional conference attendance is encouraged. The average funding rate of applicants since tracking began in 2012 is 72.5%. Please submit your completed STP ECP Travel Grant application (available on the STP website) and CV electronically to Amy Hackney at email@example.com. Applicants will receive notification of award decisions by early December, 2015.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can You Get More Involved?
Please email email@example.com for upcoming positions or options for involvement.