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, Working Group on Implementation of Mid-Career Mentoring Program (Deadline: September 15, 2021)

Call for chapters for STP E-Book: Empowering Students as Change Agents in Psychology Courses (Deadline: September 15, 2021)

Chair of the High School Teacher Travel Grant Selection Committee (Deadline, September 30, 2021)

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

Member, Partnerships Small Grant Committee (Deadline, September 30, 2021)

Chair, STP Diversity Committee (Deadline, November 1, 2021)

Member, STP Diversity Committee (Deadline, November 1, 2021)

Member, STP Conference Speaker Grant Committee (Deadline, November 1, 2021)


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Current Service Opportunities

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Members, Working Group on Implementation of Mid-Career Mentoring Program

STP is now accepting applications for a Working Group on Implementation of Mid-Career Mentoring Program. 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 working group’s initial term will begin on October 1, 2021 and end on December 31, 2023. This initial appointment will be reviewed once the initial programs are evaluated. The group will work with the Director of Mentoring to implement the recommendations from the Mid-Career Working Groups. Those recommendations include 1) programming at conferences particularly the Annual Conference on Teaching, 2) webinars, 3) small group discussions (live or via Zoom) and 4) networking events before conferences. Other options would also be possible.

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 Mentoring at mentoring@teachpsych.org by September 15, 2021. Please include any interest in chairing this group as well.

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Call for chapters for STP E-Book:
Empowering Students as Change Agents in Psychology Courses

In recent years students’ awareness of issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has increased. With that increasing awareness, the question “What can we do about this?” echoes loudly in college courses. The goal of this e-book is to provide psychology instructors with examples of concrete ideas about how to empower students as change agents in courses that integrate DEI issues. In conceiving broadly of “empowerment,” we are interested in, but not limited to, topics such as: specific activities and methods that scaffold students’ ability to engage in collective action or public discourse around social justice topics (e.g., activities in which students practice micro-interventions or write blog entries), or diminish the power dynamic between teacher and students (e.g., ungrading), or provide students tools to navigate the emotional nature of social justice issues.

The book aims at a broad range of courses (any psychology course), levels (introductory and advanced undergraduate, graduate), and modalities (in person, online), and a broad range of pedagogical features including classroom activities, syllabus and class curriculum approaches, pedagogical strategies and frameworks, readings and other materials, etc.

If you’re interested in contributing to this volume, please contact co-editors Melissa Fortner and Iva Katzarska-Miller at STPempoweringebook@gmail.com by September 15, 2021 for more information.


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Chair of the High School Teacher Travel Grant Selection Committee

STP is seeking applications for an STP member to serve as committee chair for the High School Teacher 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 to for high school psychology teachers, to defray the costs of travel to psychology teaching conferences or to more general psychology conferences that have a significant teaching of psychology component. Grant priority will be given to applicants who have submitted, or will be submitting, a teaching-related proposal to the conference they are seeking to attend, or attending a conference hosted by Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS).  The grant program funds approximately 10 grants annual, with a maximum award of $1,000 per grant.  Deadlines for proposals are April 1st and October 1st.

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 ann ual 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 September 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 HS Teacher Travel Grant Chair.’

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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 September 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, Partnerships Small Grant Committee

STP seeks applications for an STP member to serve as a member of the Partnerships Small 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.

This grant program is intended to bring together individuals to engage in planned activities to promote the teaching of psychology or who desire to work together to think about the ways in which the teaching of psychology can be improved. Proposed activities could take the form of conferences or small meetings devoted to teaching-related topics, or could take the form of collaborative activities between specific individuals from different institutions that are intended to improve the teaching of psychology in some way (e.g., bringing together high school and college psychology students for an interactive or experiential program, development of programs devoted to mentoring future psychology teachers, programs to bring together and utilize specialized teaching resources from different institutions).

Committee members 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 September 30 and should be sent to: Manisha Sawhney, Chair, at partnerships@teachpsych.org. Please use a subject line of ‘Application for STP Partnerships Grant Committee.'


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Chair, STP Diversity Committee

Applications are now being accepted for Chair of STP’s Diversity Committee, to serve a 3-year renewable term starting January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. 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 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 including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021. Applications should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the Diversity Committee and a current CV. Send application to vp-diversity@teachpsych.org.

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Member, STP Diversity Committee

Applications are being accepted for membership on STP’s Diversity Committee, to serve a 3-year renewable term starting January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. 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 Diversity Committee works to oversee and assess all Society activities related including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021. Applications should include a brief statement of your interest in the Diversity Committee and a current CV. Send application to vp-diversity@teachpsych.org.

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Member, STP Conference Speaker Grant Committee


STP is seeking applications for an individual to serve as a member on the Conference Speaker Grant Committee, starting January 1, 2022. 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 committee reviews applications from coordinators of teaching conferences or preconferences requesting support to defray the travel expenses for speakers related to the teaching of psychology. The grant program is open to any gathering of psychology teachers from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. Committee members are responsible for evaluating applications and selecting award recipients.

All current members of STP are eligible to apply. Committee members serve for a three-year term. 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 1, 2021 and should be sent to: Kyle Conlon, Conference Speaker Grant Committee Chair, speaker-grant@teachpsych.org. Please use a subject line of “Application for STP Conference Speaker Grant Committee Member.”

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