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 committee, taskforce, or working group vacancy, this will be one of the places where the vacancy is announced. In the meantime, here’s a partial list of executive committee members and their areas of responsibilities. If you click on each name, you’ll be directed to that person’s email address. Even if there is no current vacancy, you should feel free to contact one or more of these individuals to express your interest in serving on a specific committee. If you’re a nonmember visitor to this site and are interested in getting involved with STP, then by all means return to the homepage and submit your membership application online. We welcome anyone interested in the teaching of psychology.

Current Service Opportunities

Director of STP Preconference Teaching Workshop

Dear STP Members,

STP programming is searching for an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic individual to be the Director of the STP Preconference Teaching Workshop held in conjunction with the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference. Next year’s preconference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 1, 2018. The primary responsibility of the program coordinator is to coordinate all aspects of the preconference, including applying 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 one year with the past coordinator (Lauren Brewer), then continue to serve the remainder of their 3-year term to expire at the end of the 2020 STP Preconference. STP pays a travel stipend each year of up to $1500 (or all reasonable expenses) to attend the SPSP conference. Additionally, STP provides any additional travel funds if necessary and one course release or a $4000 stipend in the first 3-year term. If interested and in good standing, the Director can serve an additional 3-year term. 

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 2019 STP Preconference will be on February 7, 2019 in Portland, OR, and the 2020 STP Preconference will be held on February 27, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.) Candidates must also be members of STP.  Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. 

If you are interested, please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond at arichmo3@msudenver.edu by Friday, July 28th. The selected coordinator will be chosen after August 1st, and will begin their three-year term immediately. Preference will be given to individuals who have attended the SPSP preconference teaching workshop in the past and are interested in becoming involved in STP.

Thank you.

Lauren E. Brewer

Director of STP Programming at SPSP

Aaron S. Richmond

STP Vice-President of Programming

In your application, please provide answers to the following questions/statements:

1.Please provide your name, email, phone number, and institutional affiliation.

2.Please provide a current curriculum vita.

3.How many times have you attended SPSP and/or the STP teaching preconference?

4.Why are you interested in this position?

5.If any, please list all conference programming experiences and/or relevant skills and experiences.

6.Please list any prior or current positions held in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.


Call for Nominations (including Self-Nominations) for the position of Chair, International Relations Committee


The Chair of the International Relations Committee, serving a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2018, is responsible for working with committee members and the Vice President of Diversity and International Relations to oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including but not limited to international member outreach, internationalization of the psychology curriculum, cross-national partnerships, and attracting international students to psychology as a major and a profession.

Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted through September 15, 2017. Nominations should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the International Relations Committee and a current CV. Send nominations to Susan Nolan (susan.nolan@shu.edu). Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Committee Members for STP’s International Twitter Poster Conference

STP is forming an ad hoc committee to oversee STP’s 2017 International Twitter Poster Conference (http://teachpsych.org/International-Twitter-Poster-Conference). We are seeking committee members who are familiar with Twitter and have an active Twitter account. Committee members will help refine the conference guidelines, help promote the conference, monitor conference submissions on Twitter, and help determine prizes/awards, if applicable. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu with your CV, your Twitter username, and a brief statement of interest by July 21, 2017. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting self nominations for one new member of the six-member Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee.  Nominees must be members of STP (APA Division 2), have completed their masters degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting February 1, 2018.  Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please reply by September 15, 2017 to Elizabeth Mazur, Chair, STP IRA Committee at emazur@psu.edu.

The purpose of the Instructional Resource Awards is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials that can be subsequently duplicated and distributed to interested teachers of psychology by the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, college, community college, or high school level that can be distributed through the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources for Psychology. The deadline for applications for the next cycle is February 1, 2018.

For more information about the Instructional Resource Award program, visit its webpage on the Society's members’ web site under “Awards” at http://teachpsych.org.  You also may contact Dr. Elizabeth Mazur at Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus at emazur@psu.edu.

Position Announcement - Director of STP Programming at the APS Convention

STP seeks a new Director of STP Programming at the APS Convention.  The Director recruits speakers for the APS Teaching Institute and other STP talks at the convention, participates in monthly APS conference calls, and attends the APS convention each Memorial Day weekend to manage programming, introduce speakers, and attend an APS Program Committee meeting.  The director also reviews all poster submissions to the APS Teaching Institute, and submits two reports per year to the STP Vice President for Programming.

The current director will mentor the incoming director. The position is a 3-year term.  The incoming director will shadow the current director at the 2018 conference, and then assume responsibility for the 2019-2021 conferences.  APS provides funds for the director to attend the convention. Additionally, STP provides any additional travel funds if necessary and one course release or a $4000 stipend in the first 3-year term. If interested and in good standing, the Director can do an additional 3-year term.   

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

If interested, or if you have questions, please contact Aaron S. Richmond at arichmo3@msudenver.edu
The application deadline is October 2, 2017

Please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) by the deadline.

    Name:
    Email:
    Affiliation/state:
    Please list, if any, your past and present involvement with STP:
    A statement of why you are interested in this position and the qualities that will aid in your success.
    Please provide a current CV.

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