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 for STP Programming at Regional Conferences (Deadline: March 1, 2023)

Joint Working Group (STP & CABE): Market-ready psychology majors (Deadline: March 1, 2023)

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

Climate Change Psychology Advisory Group (Deadline: February 16, 2023)

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 
(Nominations for current openings due February 10, 2023; click here)

Current Service Opportunities

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Director for STP Programming at Regional Conferences

STP seeks applicants for the position of Director for STP Programming at Regional Conferences to serve from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026 with the possibility for renewal for a second three-year term.  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 creates relationships with the coordinators of the seven regional conferences (EPA, MPA, NEPA, RMPA, SEPA, SWPA, WPA).  In consultation with the coordinators of each regional conference, the Director appoints one individual per conference to develop programming focused on the teaching of psychology (e.g., teaching pedagogies, scholarship of teaching and learning).  The Director receives a small stipend in the first year of the first term of office and an annual budget to provide some support for teaching programming at the regionals (e.g., some travel support for the Director and individuals who develop the programming).

To apply, email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Kristin Whitlock, Vice President for Programming, at vp-programming@teachpsych.org by March 1, 2023.

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 Joint Working Group STP & CABE: Market-ready psychology majors  

STP President Diane Finley is seeking candidates to serve on a working group to collaborate with APA's Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE).  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.

In a national survey, 84% of incoming college students reported that a very important reason they were attending college was “to get a better job” (Stolzenberg et al., 2019), yet for psychology majors, only 27% of graduates report their jobs as being closely related to psychology. Clearly, there is a disconnect between what students are learning in the classroom and the ways in which they think it applies to their jobs. To address this gap, the Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education of APA 
(CABE) and STP are forming a joint working group to develop syllabi and course resources that directly link various courses to the Skillful Psychology Student (2019). The purpose of this working group is to produce a template for each of the most common courses in the psychology curriculum that links the skills that psychology students gain from the course to the skills desired by employers. The desired outcome is to provide faculty with a template they can customize to their specific courses. This information will help articulate for students what transferable skills they have gained, and how they have gained them, from specific courses.  

Interested in applying for this working group? Here is what to know:  

Minimum qualifications 

  • Current member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology  
  • Able to attend monthly or bi-monthly virtual meetings of the group.  
  • Willingness to respond quickly and consistently to email communication.   
  • Interest in creating professional development resources for students.   

Desired Qualifications  

  • Applicants from a variety of psychology disciplines and backgrounds  
  • Interest in developing and presenting professional development sessions at conferences.  

To Apply  

  • Applications should include a CV, a one-page maximum statement of interest in the position and a statement that indicates you meet the minimum qualifications.   
  • Email completed applications to president@teachpsych.org  

Deadline for applications:  March 1, 2023

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