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):

Director, STP Programming at APA (Deadline: June 30, 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

Members, APA Science Student Council (Deadline: June 15, 2021) 

Psi Chi Diversity Director (Deadline: June 30, 2022)

APA Representative to the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues (Deadline: July 19, 2021)

Members, APA Continuing Education Committee (Deadline: August 12, 2021)

Learn how to nominate yourself or a colleague for a position in APA leadership.

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities


Director, STP Programming at APA

Applications are currently being accepted for the next Director of STP Programming at APA. We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to direct all planning and implementation of programming at the APA Convention. 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TIMELINE: The Director of STP Programming at APA is responsible for organizing the program for the annual APA convention. The program includes submitted and invited symposia as well as poster presentations. In addition, individual speakers may be invited to present. The Director also reserves and schedules the hospitality suite and arranges catering for the Social Hour.

The current director will mentor the incoming director. Beginning in 2021, the incoming director will shadow the current director in preparation for the 2022 conference. The incoming director will officially begin director duties in May 2022 and assume responsibility for planning the 2023-2025 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 APA conventions.

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

SUPPORT: The Director receives reasonable travel expenses to the 2022-2024 APA 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 APA 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 Programming at the APA Convention (e.g., presentations, attendance, etc.). Please submit your application to the VP of Programming, Angela Legg, at vp-programming@teachpsych.org (please also copy alegg@pace.edu) by June 30, 2021.

A set of duties and an annual timeline for the Director of STP Programming at APA are listed on pages 67-68 of the STP Policies and Procedures Manual.

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APA Representative to the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues

APA seeks nominations of APA members for one appointment to represent the association in the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues (IPsyNet).  The appointment would begin January 1, 2022 and is a three-year term.  The appointee will join continuing APA Representative, Nadine Nakamura, PhD.  IPsyNet is comprised of regional and national psychology organizations from around the world, which appoint representatives to participate in virtual meetings and initiatives. 

About IPsyNet & APA’s Representatives

The mission of IPsyNet is to facilitate and support the contributions of psychological organizations to the following:

  • Global understanding of sexual orientation diversity and transgender and gender diversity,
  • Health and well-being of people around the world who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or intersex (LGBTI),
  • Full enjoyment of human rights by people of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, gender identities and sex characteristics. 

Key areas of activity include developing and increasing programming in regional and international meetings of psychology, and policy advocacy within national and international psychology and beyond.  

IPsyNet representatives facilitate bi-monthly calls of one hour each, and activities of the Programming, Policy, or Workshop committees between calls. To the extent possible, IPsyNet representatives participate in regional and international psychology conferences, including the International Congress of Psychology and the International Congress of Applied Psychology. 

APA’s IPsyNet representatives also participate as co-chairs in quarterly conference calls of the APA Oversight Group, which oversees APA’s participation in IPsyNet and nominates two APA members for appointment by the APA President to represent the association. The Oversight Group currently seeks nominees for one appointment to represent APA with IPsyNet with broad international experience and networks.

The Oversight Group values diversity with respect to social identities; and therefore actively welcomes members of socially marginalized groups to apply (e.g. individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color [BIPOC], gender expansive and sexual orientation diverse individuals, persons with disabilities, individuals for whom English is not their first language, immigrants/refugees). The Oversight Group also values facility with more than one language and proficiency in Spanish is particularly desirable.

The Oversight Group is composed of representatives appointed from among their members by the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, the Committee on International Relations in Psychology, the APA Graduate Students Committee, the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44), and International Psychology (Division 52). 

Visit the IPsyNet website for more information on IPsyNet’s goals, activities, and history.

How to Apply

The nominee and/or nominator should include a statement of interest highlighting the nominee’s qualifications, which should be accompanied by the nominee’s curriculum vita. Self-nominations are welcome.

Please submit nominations by July 19, 2021 to: ipsynet@apa.org 

American Psychological Association

Representatives

Psychology Network for

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues 

Job Description

The Oversight Group approved the job description for the APA Network Representatives in January 2005, with revisions in April 2020:

The APA President will appoint the Network Representatives for three-year terms from nominations provided by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Activities Oversight Group.

Job Description

Represent APA in IPsyNet.  Because the Board of Directors authorized APA to play a leadership role in the network, the APA representatives will be expected to actively lead in the development and maintenance of the network, including facilitating the bi-monthly international conference calls. APA representatives will need to provide considerable organizational expertise and experience. The work will involve collaborating with other members of APA governance as well as other international organizations and their representatives.

Communicate quarterly with oversight group by conference call.

Make recommendations to oversight group for APA governance action.

Assist with programming related to LGBTI topics at international conferences such as International Congress of Psychology and International Congress of Applied Psychology. Work cooperatively with the organizers of these conferences.

Develop and maintain appropriate IPsyNet policy statements; assist in dissemination of policy.

Assist with development of training workshops that may be offered trans-nationally.

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