Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

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. 

For all positions, STP encourages applications and nominations from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

ToPIX Redesign Working Group (deadline: October 31, 2018)

Call for Chair of the Membership Communication Committee (deadline: November 20, 2018)

Call for 3 members of the Early Career Psychologists Committee (deadline: November 1, 2018)

Call for Member of STP Membership Committee (deadline: December 1, 2018)

Current Service Opportunities

ToPIX Redesign Working Group

STP is accepting applications for the ToPIX Redesign Working Group. We are seeking group members that will help redesign the Teaching of Psychology Idea Exchange (ToPIX, so that it can evolve into a central location for accessing STP’s teaching resources.  Applicants do not need to have any coding experience.

Please apply by October 31, 2018 by sending a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position to Jessica Hartnett, Associate Director, Office of Teaching Resources for Psychology, at

Call for a Chair of the Membership Communication Committee

STP is now accepting applications for a new chair of the Membership Communication Committee (MCC). This committee is charged with managing STP’s social media presence (on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and STP’s listserv (Div2PsychTeacher).

Minimum requirements include:

  • STP membership
  • Familiarity with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Ability to commit to a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2019
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of and oversee the members of the membership communication committee who actively manage STP’s listserv, Facebook group, LinkedIn group, or Twitter account
  • Ability to respond quickly to social media and listserv issues, including in the evenings and weekends

STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Applications should include a CV, a statement of interest, and the name and contact information for at least one reference. The statement of interest should include any relevant social media experience. Send completed applications with the subject “MCC Chair Application” to Anna Ropp at Anna Ropp can also answer any questions you may have about this position.

Application deadline: November 20, 2018

Call for 3 members of the Early Career Psychologists Committee

STP is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for three new members of the STP Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Committee. Nominees must be members of STP and qualify as “early career.” STP defines early career 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 for Recruitment, Retention, and Public Relations 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 2019 (Oct 18-19) will be held at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, CO.

Minimum qualifications for ECP Committee members:

  • Active member of the Society for 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 2019
  • Able to attend monthly or bi-monthly virtual meetings of the committee
  • Willingness to respond quickly and consistently to email communication
  • Able to attend the Annual Conference on Teaching

Desired Qualifications for new ECP Committee members:

Interest and/or experience in any of the following:

  • 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

Please submit your application by November 1, 2018 to

Please direct any questions about the committee or application process to the 2018-2019 ECP Co-chairs:

Sara Branch, Hobart and William Smith Colleges,

Julie Lazzara, Paradise Valley Community College,

Call for Member of  STP Membership Committee 

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Membership Committee (MC) is looking for one new member to replace a member that will be rotating off the committee at the end of this year. The term is three years (2019-2021). The MC 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 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. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2018. Position starts January 1, 2019.

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