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):

STP Officers: President-Elect, Secretary, 2 Vice Presidents, APA Council Rep (Deadline: November 15, 2022)

Associate Editor, Teaching of Psychology (ToP) (Deadline: November 18, 2022)

ToP Editorial Board Member: Graduate Student (Deadline: November 18, 2022)

Members, International Relations Committee (Deadline: November 30, 2022)

Chapter Proposals: Teaching to Make a Difference (Deadline: November 30, 2022)

Members, Diversity Committee (Deadline: December 1, 2022)

Director, STP Programming at International Conferences (Deadline: December 15, 2022)

Members, 2023 STP Presidential Task Forces (Deadline: December 16, 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

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 five 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, 2024 followed by a one-year presidential term, a one-year term as Past President, and one-year service on the Advocacy Committee
  • Secretary (2024-2026)
  • Vice President for Programming (2024-2026) 
  • Vice President for Resources (2024-2026)
  • Division 2 Representative to APA Council (2024-2026)

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, Secretary, or either Vice President. 

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 Advocacy Committee following review of all applicants. 

Send applications to Susan Nolan, Past President, at elections@teachpsych.orgThe deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.


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Associate Editor, Teaching of Psychology

Do you want to become an Associate Editor (AE) of STP’s flagship journal Teaching of Psychology (ToP)? 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.

It is exciting times here at ToPToP is seeking one STP member to fill an open AE position, alongside the new editor. As the oldest journal that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as it relates to teaching psychological science, we are looking for candidates who have strong editorial experience. Specifically, we want applicants who have experience as an ad hoc reviewer or Consulting Editor of ToP or other similar SoTL journals. Additionally, it is preferred that applicants have an active record of publication in SoTL journals.

Below you will find a description of the duties and qualifications, stipends, terms of service, and application process.

Duties & Qualifications:

  1. In the new structure for ToP, the AEs will work alongside the editor. Manuscripts will be divided among the editor and the three AEs relatively equally. As such, AEs will serve as action editors for submitted manuscripts. This entails assisting the editor to assign reviewers, collate reviews, make decisions on manuscripts, communicate with authors about these decisions, and follow the manuscript through the process to publication or ultimate outcome.
  2. No single AE is responsible for specific submission types (e.g., Scholarly Teacher Corner, Replication Corner, etc.).
  3. Work side-by-side with the other AEs and the editor of ToP to ensure high quality publications.
  4. Be well-versed in current SoTL research, including trends, historical references, etc.
  5. Work with editorial team at SAGE including using the ScholarOne online submission portal.
  6. Act as editor on submitted manuscripts on which the editor has a conflict of interest.
  7. Provide counsel to the editor on submissions that he or she wants input over and above that provided by the reviewers.
  8. Consult with the editor regarding journal policies and guidelines.
  9. Serve as editor in the event that the editor becomes incapacitated or meets with an untimely demise; in such circumstances, the DIV2LEADERSHIP will act as quickly as possible to find a new editor.
  10. Must be a current STP member.

Stipend: $1000 per year

Term of Service: 3 years to start January 1, 2023 and end December 31st, 2025. AEs may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Please include the following in your application:

  1. A current CV.
  2. Letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position.
  3. The contact information for two references who can speak in detail about your qualifications for this position.

Please submit all materials to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) no later than Friday, November 18th, 2022.

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ToP Editorial Board Member: Graduate Student

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is taking applications to serve on the Editorial Board of Teaching of Psychology as one of the Consulting Editors that is a current graduate student. 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.

Below you will find a description of the duties and qualifications, terms of service, and application process.

Duties & Qualifications:

  1. Review 8-10 manuscripts per year including revision and resubmissions.
  2. Work side-by-side with the Associate Editors and Editor of ToP to ensure high quality publications.
  3. Must be currently in graduate school.
  4. Be well-versed in current SoTL research, including trends, historical references, etc. as they relate to increasing the quality of education of graduate students and faculty.
  5. Review experience for ToP or other SoTL journals.
  6. Must be a current STP member. Membership in APA not required. Membership in STP is $25/year, and $15/year for grad students, postdocs, and retirees. 

Term of Service: This is a 3-year appointment that would start January 1, 2023 and end December 31st, 2025. 

Please include the following in your application:

  1. A one-page letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position. This may include, but not limited to, how often do you review for ToP or other teaching or SoTL related journals? What areas or topics related to the teaching of psychology that you have expertise in? What courses in psychology do you have expertise in?
  2. A current CV.
  3. The contact information for two references who can speak in detail about your qualifications for this position.

Please submit all materials to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) no later than Friday, November 18th, 2022.

If you have any questions or need any clarification before you make your decision to apply, please do not hesitate to ask.


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Chapter Proposals: Teaching to Make a Difference

Members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)’s “Teaching to Make a Difference” Presidential task force are pleased to announce a call for proposals for an edited e-book titled, Applying Psychology Beyond the Classroom: Social Justice Activities for Intro and Upper-Level Courses. 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.

There has been great progress in incorporating and valuing DEI and social justice in the classroom. To advance further, emphasis must be on the application of this work within and beyond the classroom.

The purpose of this e-book is to develop a collection of social justice activities from a range of thematic pillars within Psychology (e.g., Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Social and Personality, Mental and Physical Health, IO, Neuroscience, Statistics, Multicultural Psychology, etc.), which can be modified for use with students from diverse academic, cognitive, and skill set levels.

Each social activity unit will include a description of a social justice activity, narratives of how to implement the activity in both upper and lower-level courses, an identification of upper and lower-level course learning outcomes, and a brief “Introduction” video (no longer than 10 minutes; something similar to a “teaching slam”). The video may be as formal or informal as you like, and no specific required software is necessary for recording; even a cell phone recording would suffice.

Preference will be given to proposals that incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) frameworks, ones that are modifiable for multiple modalities (face-to-face, remote, hybrid, etc.), and that embrace activities that encourage “multiple ways of knowing,” which consist of empirical, ethical, personal, aesthetic, and emancipatory frameworks of knowledge within academic settings (Gurm, 2013).

Our aim is to create a broad, comprehensive scope for this edited e-book, so we highly encourage individuals to apply, even if they do not feel as though their activity fully fits the scope of the e-book. If you have an application-based activity related to psychology, which is easily modifiable for various audiences (for example, graduate students), we recommend that you submit a proposal.

STP publishes e-books related to the teaching and learning of psychology. These books are available on the STP website and can be downloaded for free.

If you are interested in learning more about the proposal and contribution details, please check out our STP Social Justice E-Book Details. For access to the submission portal, click here.

We will be accepting proposal submissions up until November 30th. For further inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to Neda Moinolmolki at nmoinolmolki@albertus.edu.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


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Members, International Relations Committee

We are now accepting applications for two new members of the International Relations 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.

Applicants must be members of STP, have completed their Masters degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting January 1, 2023. Applications should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position by November 30, 2022 to Dr. Cobi Michael, Chair, STP International Relations Committee at international-relations@teachpsych.org; feel free to email with additional questions. For more information about the work of the International Relations Committee, visit its webpage


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Members, Diversity Committee

Applications are being accepted for membership on STP’s Diversity Committee, to serve a 3-year renewable term starting January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025. 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 December 1, 2022. Applications should include a brief statement of your interest in the Diversity Committee and a current CV. Send application to diversity@teachpsych.org.


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Director, STP Programming at International Conferences

STP seeks a Director for STP Programming at International Conferences to serve January 1, 2023 through December 31 2025 with an option for renewal.  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 International Conferences will foster teaching programming at international conferences that address the teaching of psychology. In order to offer teaching-related programming, the Director will identify, coordinate, and nurture international liaisons for each identified conference. The Director receives travel support to attend one international conference per year that focuses on the teaching of psychology.  Additional information about this position is available on pages 71-72 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual

To apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Kristin Whitlock, Vice President for Programming, vp-programming@teachpsych.org by December 15, 2022.


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Members, 2023 STP Presidential Task Forces

STP President-Elect Diane Finley has identified two task forces for her presidential year, and she is currently seeking applicants for either task force.  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.

Terms of Service: Both task forces are time-limited. Task force reports are expected within 2023.

Community College Involvement in STP

Community college faculty comprise a large group of psychology instructors. Yet, we do not see them engaging with STP in large numbers. The purpose for this task force is to figure out how to welcome these faculty, how to increase the number who join STP, and how we can encourage them to become active in STP leadership. What can STP do to facilitate that engagement? The mission will be to explore 1) how many CC faculty, both full-time and adjunct, belong to STP; 2) if members, how can we encourage more involvement; 3) if not a member what can STP do to encourage engagement?

HBCU/MSI/TCU Involvement in STP

There are a large number of faculty who teach at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Tribal Colleges and University (TCU). Yet, we do not see these faculty engaging with STP in large numbers. The purpose for this task force is to figure out how to welcome these faculty, how to increase the number who join STP, and how we can encourage them to become active in STP leadership. What can STP do to facilitate that engagement? The mission will be to explore 1) how many faculty from these institutions, both full-time and adjunct, belong to STP; 2) if members, how can we encourage more involvement; 3) if not a member what can STP do to encourage engagement. 

How to Apply to Either Task Force

Please submit the following materials to Diane Finley president-elect@teachpsych.org no later than Friday, December 16, 2022.

  • Identify task force of interest in the subject line.
  • A short letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position.
  • A current CV.
Questions? Email president-elect@teachpsych.org.
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