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. 

Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Current Service Opportunities in STP (Deadline):

Members, International Twitter Poster Conference Committee (Deadline: August 10, 2022)

Assistant Executive Director (Deadline: September 1, 2022)

Members, Working Group on Title of Abnormal Psychology course (Deadline: September 1, 2022)

Members, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee (Deadline: October 1, 2022)

Associate Editor, "This is How I Teach Blog" (Deadline: October 1, 2022)

Call for Proposals for an Edited Book on Engaging First-Generation College Students (Deadline: October 3, 2022)

Service Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2) and other organizations
Please note:  The links below will redirect you to pages on other websites

Senior Director for Science Affairs (posted by APA on April 12, 2022)

Full list of Current Career Opportunities at APA

Learn how to nominate yourself or a colleague for a position in APA leadership.

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities

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Members, International Twitter Poster Conference Committee

STP’s International Twitter Poster Conference Committee is seeking two committee members three-year terms (2022-2025). Committee members should be familiar with Twitter and have an active Twitter account. Members will help refine the conference guidelines, help promote the conference, monitor conference submissions on Twitter, and help determine prizes/awards, if applicable. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email your CV, your Twitter username, and a brief statement of interest by August 10, 2022 to Lyra Stein at Lyra@psych.rutgers.edu.  Contact Lyra if you have any questions about the conference or committee.

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Assistant Executive Director 

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Executive Committee seeks applications for an Assistant Executive Director to serve a 1-year term (2023, with renewal possible). Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

The initial responsibilities of the Assistant Executive Director are to: 

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in developing an operational manual for all the procedures for the Executive Director position including articulation of an equitable distribution of job responsibilities between the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director. 
  • Receive training on the major responsibilities of the Executive Director so that the Assistant Executive Director would be prepared to step in temporarily in case the Executive Director is unable to perform the responsibilities of the position. For a list of current job responsibilities of the Executive Director, consult pages 33-34 of STP’s 2022 Policies and Procedures Manual.

It would carry compensation of two $4000 course buyouts for the year or equivalent stipend. The position would begin on 1/1/2023.  

Applications should include a current CV along with a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please submit applications by September 1 to Diane Finley at president-elect@teachpsych.org.

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Members, Working Group on Title of Abnormal Psychology course 

STP seeks applications for members of a working group to make recommendations on the title of the Abnormal Psychology course.  Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

In the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion on Listservs and in social media outlets about the name/title of the abnormal psychology course. Many see the current name as pejorative and some institutions are changing the name of the course. This working group will consider the issue of the name of the abnormal psychology course and make recommendations for renaming the course. The group will be asked to consider issues such as transferability (especially from community college to four year), certification requirements (especially for health science majors who often take this course) as well as admission to graduate school (do they expect this title). The group will be expected to contact other APA groups who have a stake in this issue (TOPSS, CABE, APAGS, etc.) and make recommendations as to name/title of course. They will also be expected to enumerate the potential issues related to a name change.  

Applications should include a current CV along with a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please submit applications by September 1 to Diane Finley at president-elect@teachpsych.org.

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Members, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee

 
STP invites applications for two committee members to select the annual recipient of the Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

All current members of STP are eligible to serve on the selection committee for this award. Committee members will serve three-year terms (2023-2025), with all major committee business occurring between February and April of each year. Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion is preferred; previous experience serving on an award selection committee is not required. STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
 
To apply, please send a brief (1-2 page) letter of interest and a current CV to Leslie Berntsen, Inaugural Promoting DEI Award Chair, at dei-award@teachpsych.org. Applications are due by October 1, 2022. 


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Associate Editor, "This is How I Teach" Blog

STP's “This is How I Teach” blog is seeking an Associate Editor. Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The “This is How I Teach” blog provides a forum for STP members to introduce themselves to the STP community and share how they teach. Authors are invited to submit short responses to a set of questions developed by the editorial team. Approximately one essay per month is posted to the blog.

The associate editor will assist the editor in soliciting contributors to the blog and posting those responses on the STP blog. Prior experience with blogging is not necessary, and we will train you in the online system used to post author responses.

TIMELINE/DUTIES:

  • Recruit authors to contribute to the blog (with an emphasis on featuring members with diverse backgrounds and experiences).
  • Perform editing tasks related to the publication of blog posts.
  • Assist with the annual report to VP for Membership (December).

The term of office is typically 3 years, however, there will be a possibility to move into the Editor role within the first year if there is interest and it is deemed appropriate. To apply, please email a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Danae Hudson, VP for Membership, vp-membership@teachpsych.org. Please use the following Subject line for your email: "This is How I Teach" Blog

The deadline for applications is Oct 1, 2022.


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Call for Proposals for an Edited Book on Engaging First-Generation College Students

Deadline: October 3rd 11:59 PM

Members of the STP Presidential DEI Task Force welcome chapter proposals for an edited book on engaging first-generation college students. Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The purpose of this book is to compile a “toolbox” of evidence-guided activities/practices for faculty and advisors working with first-generation college students to better integrate them with the opportunities offered via higher education. The book will promote strength-based perspective in mentoring first-generation students by embracing their talents to encourage their participation, retention, and successful college completion.

For more information, check out this link.

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