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):
Director of STP Programming at SPSP's Teaching Preconference (March 9, 2020)
Co-Editor, Teaching Tips, 2018-19 (March 15, 2020)
Two Associate Editors, STP E-books (March 15, 2020)
Editor, STP E-books (June 1, 2020)
Two Members of the Membership Committee (ongoing)
Graduate Students: GSTA Blog Editors (ongoing)
Additional Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2) and Psi Chi
Some links take you to APA's or Psi Chi's website:
2020 APA Board and Committee Nominations (March 6, 2020)
Applications are currently being accepted for the next Director of STP Programming at SPSP. We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to direct all planning and implementation of programming at the STP Teaching Preconference at the annual convention for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TIMELINE: The primary responsibility of the Director is to coordinate all aspects of the preconference, including submitting an annual application to SPSP to hold the preconference ; soliciting, obtaining and coordinating invited speakers and submissions for presentations from attendees; and organizing the event on the day of the preconference. The incoming coordinator will train for approximately one year (beginning in March 2020) under the mentorship of the current director (Neil Lutsky), then continue to serve the remainder of the 3-year term to expire at the end of the 2023 STP-SPSP Preconference.
Candidates must be able recruit conference speakers, must have good organizational skills so that important tasks are completed on time, must be comfortable speaking to large audiences when making conference announcements and introducing STP speakers, and must be willing to travel to each annual SPSP convention. (The 2021 STP Preconference take place on February 11 in Austin, TX; 2022 STP Preconference will be held on February 17 in San Francisco, CA, and the 2023 STP Preconference will take place on February 23 in Atlanta, GA) Candidates must also be members of STP. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.
SUPPORT: The Director receives reasonable travel expenses to the SPSP conference annually 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 SPSP 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 STP-SPSP Teaching Preconference (e.g., list how many times you have attended and/or presented). Please submit your application to the VP of Programming, Angela Legg, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9, 2020.
Every year at the regional conferences there are paper and poster presentations on teaching issues that are largely forgotten after the conference. An annual STP e-book series, Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, captures this material, organizes it into topical categories, and provides readers with a summary of the conference presentation and contact information for those who would like more information. The Co-Editor will work with the current Editor to compile presentations compiled by the conference chairs for APA, ACT, NITOP, APS, Psychology One, RMPA, MPA, SWPA, MAToP, MToP and SETOP. The Co-Editor will assume Editor duties for future volumes (with a co-editor, if desired). If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Tara Kuther, Editor of STP E-books (email@example.com) by March 15, 2020.
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology E-Books editorial board is comprised of one editor-in-chief and six associate editors. STP is soliciting two new associate editors who will serve for a 2-year term beginning this year. Associate editors are assigned two tasks: develop and/or edit one e-books that advance the causes of the Society, and review proposals. If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Tara Kuther, Editor of STP E-books (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2020.
STP invites your program to contribute to the 3rd edition of the STP Guide to Graduate Student Training in the Teaching of Psychology.
Please forward this link to the person in your department who is responsible for graduate student teaching.
The STP Guide to Graduate Student Training in the Teaching of Psychology features descriptions of the teaching components of graduate programs in psychology. When it is completed (Fall 2020), it will be posted online on the STP e-books page and will be available at no cost. You can access the 2nd Edition of the e-book here.
We look forward to including updated information from schools who contributed to the 2nd Edition and to expanding the resource to include information about teacher training within additional graduate programs.
To be included, please fill out this online survey about teacher training and teaching opportunities in your department.
The survey should take less than an hour to complete. You may save your work and complete the survey in multiple sessions.
Please complete the online survey no later than 31 March 2020.
Kathryn Becker Blease, Oregon State University
Melissa Beers, The Ohio State University
Jessica Hill, Utah Valley University
Raechel Soicher, Oregon State University
Clarissa Thompson, Kent State University
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:
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.
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 (email@example.com) by June 1st, 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Editors
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 email@example.com to find out more!