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):

Call for Applications for STP Officer Elections (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Member, Membership Committee (Deadline: November 29, 2021)

Director, STP Programming at APA (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Director, STP Programming at APS (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Chair, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grant Committee (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Committee Member, Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Member, Instructional Resource Grant Committee (Deadline, December 15, 2021)

Members, Graduate Student Teaching Association Steering Committee (Deadline, December 16, 2021)


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

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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Call for Applications for STP Officer Elections 

The STP/Division Two Elections and Appointments Committee seeks applications for three key leadership positions.  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. 

President-Elect: 1-year term beginning January 1, 2023 followed by a one-year presidential term, a one-year term as Past President, and service on the Elections and Appointments Committee

Vice President for Grants and Awards (2023-2025) 

Division 2 Representative to APA Council (2023-2025)

Descriptions of responsibilities and further information about the positions can be found in the STP Bylaws and in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Please consider applying and encourage applications from colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment, and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. All applicants must be STP members. Candidates for Division 2 Representative to APA Council must also be APA members. APA membership is not required to be a candidate for President-Elect or Vice President for Grants and Awards. 

Please note that an application for an office does not guarantee appearance of that applicant on the election ballot; the final slate of candidates is determined by the STP Elections and Appointments Committee following review of all applicants. 

Send applications to Amy Fineburg, Elections and Appointments Committee Chair, at elections@teachpsych.orgThe deadline for applications is December 15, 2021.

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Member, Membership Committee 

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Membership Committee (MC) is looking for one new member for a 3-year renewable term. 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 MC is charged with examining ways to increase membership of the STP and retention of current members. We help to devise ways to recruit members, introduce new members to STP’s resources, and design inserts to advertise STP resources in the Teaching of Psychology journal. If you are interested in serving, please send a current CV along with a statement of interest to Barbara Oswald, Chair of the Membership Committee at membership@teachpsych.org. Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 29, with a final decision made mid-December. Term begins January 1, 2022.

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Call for Director, STP Programming at APA

STP is seeking applications for a Director of STP Programming at APA; STP serves as APA Division 2. 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 Director of STP Programming at APA is responsible for organizing the program for the annual APA convention, which is generally held in August of each year. The program includes submitted and invited symposia as well as poster presentations. In addition, individual speakers may be invited to present. The Director also arranges catering for Division 2’s Social Hour. The Director consults with STP’s VP for Programming in all matters related to STP-APA programming. To read more about the job responsibilities and timeline for this position, refer to pages 67-68 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual (http://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/PandPManual/2021PandPManual.pdf).

The 3-year term of office will begin September 1, 2022 and end August 31, 2025 with an opportunity for renewal for a second term. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are also APA members. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. Applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Kristin Whitlock, VP for Programming, at vp-programming@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for Director of STP Programming at APA.’

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Call for Director, STP Programming at APS

STP is seeking applications for a Director of STP Programming at APS. 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 role of the APS Program Director is to organize a pre-conference teaching workshop at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) annual conference. The pre-conference workshop includes a free workshop the Wednesday evening before the Thursday one-day, stand-alone Teaching Institute that includes invited speakers, concurrent sessions/speakers, as well as selected posters related to teaching. In addition, the Director plans three hours of STP programming at the annual APS Meeting, which typically occur on the Saturday of the convention. The Director works closely with the APS Convention Coordinator and participates in conference calls with the APS Program Committee; the Director also attends pre- and post-convention APS Program Committee planning meetings. The Director consults with STP’s VP for Programming in all matters related to STP-APS programming. To read more about the job responsibilities and timeline for this position, refer to pages 69-70 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual (http://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/PandPManual/2021PandPManual.pdf).

The 3-year term of office will begin June 1, 2022 and end May 31, 2025 with an opportunity for renewal for a second term.

All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are also APS members. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. Applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Kristin Whitlock, VP for Programming, at vp-programming@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for Director of STP Programming at APS.’


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Chair, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grant Committee

STP is seeking applications for an STP member to serve as committee chair for the Early Career Psychologists Travel Grant Committee.  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.

These grants are designed for Early Career Psychologists (defined by STP as a member who is within ten years of beginning teaching of psychology and who is not a student) to defray the costs of attending psychology teaching conferences or conferences with a significant teaching of psychology component. This grant program funds approximately 20 grants annually, with a maximum award of $500 per grant, for conference attendance between January 1 and December 31 of the upcoming year. The annual deadline for proposals is November 1st, and applicants receive notification of award decisions no later than early December of the current year.

The chair oversees the work of the committee, which is to: a) solicit applications, b) evaluate applications, c) select and notify the recipient(s), and d) provide feedback to the VP for Grants and Awards regarding the selection process. The chair also submits an annual report each spring summarizing details from the previous year. Committee chairs serve for a three-year term and are eligible to serve for a second consecutive three-year term if they wish. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. The applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Keli Braitman, VP for Grants and Awards, at vp-awards@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for STP ECP Travel Grant Chair.’


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Committee Member, Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee

STP is seeking applications for an STP member to serve as an inaugural committee member for STP’s ‘Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee.'  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.

These grants are designed for graduate students (at the time of application) to defray the costs of attending teaching conferences or conferences with an explicit teaching track.  This grant program may fund approximately 10 grants annually, with a maximum award of $1,000 per grant, for conference attendance between January 1 and December 31 of the upcoming year. The annual deadline for proposals is November 1st, and applicants receive notification of award decisions no later than early December of the current year.   Committee members are responsible for evaluating applications and selecting grant recipients. Terms are 3 years and members are then eligible to serve for a second consecutive three-year term if they wish. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. The applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Keli Braitman, VP for Grants and Awards, at vp-awards@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for STP Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee.’

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Member, Instructional Resource Grant Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Instructional Resource Grants Committee (IRG) is accepting applications for one new member to serve a 3-year renewable term starting on January 1, 2022.  All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  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.  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 December 15, 2021 to Dr. Renee Boburka, Chair, STP IRG Committee at irg@teachpsych.org.  Please put “IRG Committee Application” in the subject line.

The purpose of the Instructional Resource Grant is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials, and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, college, community college, or high school level, either of which can be subsequently posted as a Teaching Resource on the STP website for interested teachers of psychology, or published in Teaching of Psychology or similar SoTL journals. The deadline for applications for the next review cycle is February 1, 2022.  For more information about the Instructional Resource Grants program, visit the webpage at: http://teachpsych.org/IRG.  You also may contact Dr. Renee Boburka at irg@teachpsych.org.


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Members, Graduate Student Teaching Association Steering Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Graduate Students Teaching Association Steering Committee (SC) is looking for four (4) new members for a 1-year term. The Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) provides psychology graduate student teachers with an array of services to hone their skills in the classroom.

If you are interested in integrating your academic knowledge relevant to your career development as future contributing members of the professoriate, you should consider joining GSTA that is a powerful tool for psychology graduate student teachers to represent the unique experience of graduate teaching students within the academic world.

If you are interested in serving, please, complete the application that could be found through this link,  https://forms.gle/8MnoGsmnxpuLAvHB6. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 16, with a final decision made end of December. Term begins January 1, 2022.


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