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, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee (Deadline: October 1, 2022)

Associate Editor, "This is How I Teach Blog" (Deadline: October 1, 2022)

Call for Proposals for an Edited Book on Engaging First-Generation College Students (Deadline: October 3, 2022)

Members, SoTL Grant Committee (Deadline: October 14, 2022)

Call for Proposals for an Edited Book on Alternative Grading Systems (October 15, 2022)

Member, APA Division 2 (STP) Fellows Committee (Deadline: November 1, 2022)

Members, Early Career Psychologists Committee (Deadline: November 1, 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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Members, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee

 
STP invites applications for two committee members to select the annual recipient of the Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. 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.

All current members of STP are eligible to serve on the selection committee for this award. Committee members will serve three-year terms (2023-2025), with all major committee business occurring between February and April of each year. Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion is preferred; previous experience serving on an award selection committee is not required. STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
 
To apply, please send a brief (1-2 page) letter of interest and a current CV to Leslie Berntsen, Inaugural Promoting DEI Award Chair, at dei-award@teachpsych.org. Applications are due by October 1, 2022. 


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Associate Editor, "This is How I Teach" Blog

STP's “This is How I Teach” blog is seeking an Associate Editor. 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 “This is How I Teach” blog provides a forum for STP members to introduce themselves to the STP community and share how they teach. Authors are invited to submit short responses to a set of questions developed by the editorial team. Approximately one essay per month is posted to the blog.

The associate editor will assist the editor in soliciting contributors to the blog and posting those responses on the STP blog. Prior experience with blogging is not necessary, and we will train you in the online system used to post author responses.

TIMELINE/DUTIES:

  • Recruit authors to contribute to the blog (with an emphasis on featuring members with diverse backgrounds and experiences).
  • Perform editing tasks related to the publication of blog posts.
  • Assist with the annual report to VP for Membership (December).

The term of office is typically 3 years, however, there will be a possibility to move into the Editor role within the first year if there is interest and it is deemed appropriate. To apply, please email a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Danae Hudson, VP for Membership, vp-membership@teachpsych.org. Please use the following Subject line for your email: "This is How I Teach" Blog

The deadline for applications is Oct 1, 2022.


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Call for Proposals for an Edited Book on Engaging First-Generation College Students

Deadline: October 3rd 11:59 PM

Members of the STP Presidential DEI Task Force welcome chapter proposals for an edited book on engaging first-generation college students. 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 purpose of this book is to compile a “toolbox” of evidence-guided activities/practices for faculty and advisors working with first-generation college students to better integrate them with the opportunities offered via higher education. The book will promote strength-based perspective in mentoring first-generation students by embracing their talents to encourage their participation, retention, and successful college completion.

For more information, check out this link.

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Members, SoTL Grant Committee

Applications are now being accepted for members of STP’s SoTL 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.

Each year, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) administers a program of small grants to provide support for research projects on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The grant program is open to members of the Society for the Teaching Psychology who teach Psychology at 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. We need grant reviewers to start with the 2022-2023 cycle. The commitment is minimal but critical. The grant application deadline is typically the end of October, reviews begin immediately following, and the committee will meet via conference call to make final decisions before January 1. Grant committee membership carries a 3-year term.

Get involved with your fellow SoTL colleagues and provide an important service to STP: join the SoTL grant review team. If you have any questions about the responsibilities of the position, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Will Johnson at sotl-research@teachpsych.org or w3johnso@odu.edu.

Please submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to sotl-research@teachpsych.org by Friday, October 14, 2022.


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Call for Proposals for an Edited Book on Alternative Grading Systems

Jessica Cerniak, STP e-books Editor, is announcing the second call for chapters for an STP e-book tentatively titled, “Getting started with alternative grading in the psychology classroom: Rationale and resources." 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We are particularly interested in contributions from individuals who use UNGRADING in their courses (but happy to review specifications proposals, too!).

Educators have been using, discussing, and debating the use of alternative grading systems in the classroom, and alternative grading has begun to receive increased attention among scholars of psychology and related fields. This book will serve as an introduction to the rationale surrounding the use of alternative grading as a means to reduce faculty workload and student stress, to increase equity, and to improve learning in psychology. Connections also will be made between alternative grading and varied aspects of the science of learning. Specifications grading and ungrading will then be discussed in more detail, with author contributions focused on the use of either of these strategies in the classroom. Authors will: discuss their decision to use alternative grading and the related set-up; reflect on the rewards and challenges they encountered; and offer tips and suggestions for instructors who want to adopt these practices. Authors are strongly encouraged to include the materials they used in the classroom for adaptation and use by others, including syllabi, grading policy explanations, rubrics, and sample assignment guidelines, among others. Data on alternative grading effectiveness is welcome, but not required, and courses at any level of psychology, within any subdiscipline, are appropriate.

If interested in contributing a chapter to the proposed e-book, please fill out this short proposal form by October 15, 2022. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL9dNt733C6-WpcNz9W6itsxIH4Dm1c_Tj6ihqSfDd1dkNCg/viewform

Authors will be notified of invitations to submit full chapter drafts by October 31, 2022. Complete first drafts of chapters will be due at the end of January 2023.

Please contact Deanne Buffalari, buffald@westminster.edu, for more information about potential contributions to this e-book.


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Member, APA Division 2 (STP) Fellows Committee

The Chair of STP’s Fellows Committee seeks an STP member to serve on the 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 STP members and are encouraged, but not required, to be STP members who are already APA Fellows.  The term of service is three years and may be renewed for a second term.

Members of the STP Fellows Committee review all nomination materials from individuals who seek to become APA Fellows in Division 2.  Members of the STP Fellows Committee then meet to discuss nominees and make formal recommendations to APA’s Fellows Committee based on criteria from STP and APA.  These reviews occur in January and February of each year.

Criteria for Fellow status emphasize “unusual and outstanding” contributions to the teaching of psychology that have had a national impact. The list of divisional criteria as well as information about the application process can be found at: http://teachpsych.org/members/fellows/index.php.

Please send applications to Doug Woody (fellows@teachpsych.org), chair of the STP Fellows Committee or contact Doug with any questions. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2022.


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Members, Early Career Psychologists Committee

STP is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for TWO new members of the STP Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Committee. Nominees must be members of STP and qualify as “early career.” Early career is defined as anyone within ten years of beginning teaching psychology while not a student. This includes both secondary educators and those teaching at the college/university level.

The ECP Committee is comprised of five members who are engaged in establishing their professional careers. The Vice President of Membership will serve as an ex-officio member. The Committee is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid ECPs through education, training, and networking, and representing ECP interests in division matters.

Nominations should include a CV, the name of one reference who agrees to be contacted, and a two-page maximum statement of interest in the position. Please address any past or current involvement in STP, attendance/presentations at STP conferences, and your ability/willingness to travel to ACT each year for ECP committee business. Note that ACT 2022 will be held in October at Pittsburgh, PA.

Minimum qualifications for ECP Committee members:

  • An active member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Within ten years of beginning teaching psychology while not a student (at either the secondary or college/university level)
  • Able to commit to a three-year term starting in January 2023
  • Able to attend monthly or bi-monthly virtual meetings of the committee
  • Willingness to respond quickly and consistently to email communication

Desired Qualifications for new ECP Committee members:

Interest and/or experience in any of the following:

  • Able to attend the Annual Conference on Teaching (strongly desired)
  • Increasing engagement with members via social media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter)
  • Developing and presenting professional development sessions at conferences
  • Creating professional development resources for ECPs
  • Organizing and hosting social hours at various conferences

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2022. Send materials to stp-ecp@teachpsych.org.

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