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):

Candidates for STP Officers:  President-Elect and two Vice Presidents (December 15, 2020)

Director, STP Programming at APS (November 6, 2020)

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

Call for Articles: Special Issue of ToP on Social Justice Pedagogy (March 1, 2021)

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

Candidates for STP Officers

Call for Applications for STP Officer Elections 

The STP/Division Two Elections and Appointments Committee seeks applications for the following key leadership positions: 

President-Elect: 1-year term beginning January 1, 2022 followed by a one-year presidential term and a one-year term as Past President 

Vice President for Membership (2022-2024) 

Vice President for Diversity and International Relations (2022-2024)

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. APA membership is not required for these offices.

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 Rick Miller, Elections and Appointments Committee Chair, at elections@teachpsych.orgThe deadline for applications is December 15, 2020.

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Director, STP Programming at APS

Applications are currently being accepted for the next Director of STP Programming at APS. We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to direct all planning and implementation of programming at the APS Teaching Institute at the annual convention for the Association for Psychological Science.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TIMELINE: The Director recruits speakers for the APS Teaching Institute and other STP talks at the convention, participates in monthly APS conference calls, and attends the APS convention each Memorial Day weekend to manage programming, introduce speakers, and attend an APS Program Committee meeting. The director also reviews all poster submissions to the APS Teaching Institute and submits two reports per year to the STP Vice President for Programming. See below for a more complete set of duties and timeline.

The current director will mentor the incoming director. Beginning in November 2020, the incoming director will shadow the current director in preparation for the 2021 conference. The incoming director will officially begin director duties in May 2021 and assume responsibility for planning the 2022-2024 conferences.

Candidates should provide evidence that they will be able to recruit conference speakers, have good organizational skills so that important tasks are completed on time, are comfortable speaking to large audiences when making conference announcements and introducing STP speakers, and be willing to travel to the 2022-2024 annual APS conventions.

Candidates must also be members of STP. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

SUPPORT: The Director receives reasonable travel expenses to the 2021-2024 APS conventions and a one-time course release or stipend during the first 3-year term. If interested and in good standing, this position may be renewed for a 2nd 3-year term.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Those interested in serving as the next Director of STP Programming at APS should submit a letter of interest that specifically addresses any relevant experience and/or aptitude for conference programming, a current CV, and a list of three references who agree to be contacted to provide more information about the applicant. Please especially highlight any prior experience with the APS Teaching Institute (e.g., presentations, attendance, etc.). Please submit your application to the VP of Programming, Angela Legg, at alegg@pace.edu by November 6, 2020. Applicants will be notified before December.

DUTIES AND ANNUAL TIMELINE

The APS conference is generally held in mid-late May each year, typically on Memorial Day weekend.

The role of the Director of STP Programming at APS 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.

June/July

  • Identify and solicit presenters for APS Teaching Institute and 3 hours of STP related programming at convention
  • Confirm workshop presenters

August

  • Continue putting together next year’s roster of presenters

September-December

  • Finalize and submit APS Teaching Institute and 3 hours of STP-related programming roster for the convention
  • Invite current and former STP EC members to introduce STP speakers during the Teaching Institute and APS Convention; keep list of names
  • Participate in APS Convention conference call(s) as needed
  • Review poster submissions on a rolling basis

January – February 15th

  • Review and select on-line poster submissions for the poster session at the Teaching Institute
  • Review other submissions as needed
  • Provide a report to the VP for Programming (an update prior to the mid-winter EC meeting)
  • Participate in APS Convention conference call(s) as needed

March/April

  • Participate in APS Convention conference call(s) as needed

May

  • Participate in APS Convention conference call(s)
  • Arrive at APS Convention site early Wednesday of convention week
  • Ensure that Wednesday workshop is running smoothly
  • Introduce speakers as needed or verify that STP colleagues are available to introduce speakers (especially concurrent speakers)
  • Ensure that conference speakers have necessary equipment
  • Work with APS program committee resolving a variety of issues/problems
  • Attend STP-related convention events (including Wednesday meeting and several social events)
  • On last day of convention, attend Convention Committee meeting for post-convention and planning for next year

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Editor, STP E-books

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 (publications@teachpsych.org).

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Call for Articles: Special Issue of ToP on Social Justice Pedagogy

Special Issue on Social Justice Pedagogy:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Teaching of Psychology 

Guest Editors:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become increasingly central to our understanding of the human experience. While awareness and scholarship about the importance of DEI has grown, expertise involving the most effective pedagogies for integrating DEI into teaching of psychology has not been widely disseminated. Teaching of Psychology (ToP) invites submissions for a special issue on the Social Justice Pedagogy: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Teaching of Psychology. Submissions that engage with DEI content and process including, but not limited to, learning objectives, teaching tools and techniques, assessments, managing difficult classroom dynamics, and/or curriculum considerations, as they relate to the following themes, are especially welcome:
  1. Social justice models and evidence-based practices for incorporating diversity and multicultural topics across the psychology curriculum
  2. Inclusive pedagogy that is sensitive to systematically marginalized students including innovative approaches to assessment of learning
  3. Racial healing and trauma in the context of teaching and learning in psychology
  4. Effective strategies on how to increase the representation of underrepresented faculty and teachers of psychology (e.g., people of color or LGBTQIA+) in higher education and other professional activities
  5. Teaching methods that may illuminate the psychological underpinnings of racial, sexual-orientation, and other biases, bigotry, and prejudices
  6. Provide innovative and thought-provoking paradigm shifts in improving educational equity in psychology (e.g., Liberation-based psychology; andragogy, etc.) 
  7. Decolonization of psychology and the teaching of psychology at all training levels from high school to graduate level training
  8. Promotion of increasing diverse population representation in the educational processes related to teaching, learning and training of psychology and related career paths (e.g., teaching assistant mentoring) .

Note: For all of these topics, we are inviting papers that explicitly discuss these ideas relative to teaching.

Manuscripts submissions are due March 1, 2021. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the ToP submission portal (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/top). As part of the submission process, please indicate the corner to which you are submitting the manuscript (Proof of Concept, Replication, Science of Teaching and Learning, Scholarly Teacher). Additional details about manuscript corners are available at https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/TOP#1). Each manuscript will undergo the double-blind peer review process. Please email any of the guest editors if you have any questions or require additional information. You may also contact ToP editor, Aaron S. Richmond at top@teachpsych.org. Finally, please share this call-for-proposals widely. 

About Teaching of Psychology

ToP is an indispensable journal for anyone interested in the teaching of psychology. ToP includes an array of manuscript types, from conceptual to empirical, that address the broad range of pedagogical issues in psychology. For more information see, https://journals.sagepub.com/home/top

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