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.

Current Service Opportunities in STP (Deadline):

Editor, STP E-books (August 1, 2020)

Chair, STP International Relations Committee (September 15, 2020)

Member, STP International Relations Committee (October 15, 2020)

Two Members of the Membership Committee (ongoing)

Graduate Students: GSTA Blog Editors (ongoing)

Calls for papers for The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology (an APA journal)

Teaching innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic (ongoing; rapid review process)

Teaching the Introductory Psychology course (deadline for letter of intent:  August 1, 2020)

Service Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2)

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

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities

Editor, STP Ebooks

STP invites applications to be the next STP e-books Editor. This position is a three-year term effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to manage various activities surrounding the Society’s e-Book program. STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

In this role you will be in charge of the following duties:

  • Manage the specific activities of the Society’s e-book program, including the solicitation, development, editing, reviewing, final acceptance, and publication of new e-book projects.
  • Oversee, in conjunction with the Internet Editor, the maintenance of the published e-books on the STP e-book page.
  • Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the DIV2LEADERSHIP electronic discussion list.
  • Submit an annual budget and report to the VP of Resources.

  • Submit regular updates on activities to the Director of Publications to be included in the STP Newsletter.

  • Appoint Associate Editors in staggered terms of 1 to 3 years to assist with editing the Society’s e-books.

If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to the Director of Publications, Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour ( by August 1st, 2020.


Chair, STP International Relations Committee

The Chair of the International Relations Committee, serving a three-year term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. The Chair is responsible for working with committee members and the Vice President of Diversity and International Relations to oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including but not limited to international member outreach, internationalization of the psychology curriculum, cross-national partnerships, and attracting international students to psychology as a major and a profession.

Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted through September 15, 2020. Nominations should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the International Relations Committee and a current CV. Send nomination to Kelley Haynes-Mendez ( Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Member, STP International Relations Committee

We are now accepting self-nominations for one new member of the International Relations Committee. Nominees must be members of STP, have completed their Masters degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting January 1, 2021. Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position by October 15, 2020 to Dr. Leslie Berntsen, Chair, STP IRC Committee at; feel free to email with additional questions. For more information about the work of the International Relations Committee, visit its webpage


Two Members of the Membership Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Membership Committee is looking for two new members to replace members that have rotated off the committee. The term is three years. The committee is charged with examining ways to increase membership of the STP as well as retention of current members. We are currently helping introduce new members to STP’s resources as well as designing journal inserts to advertise STP resources in the Teaching of Psychology journal. If you are interested in serving, please email Rita Obeid - Chair of the Membership Committee - at Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.


Graduate Students: GSTA Blog EditorsE

If you are a current graduate student with a passion for teaching psychology and are interested in gaining some experience as a writer and editor, please consider reaching out to us about getting involved. Email us at to find out more!

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