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):

Chapter authors: Psychology Toolbox for Introductory Psychology (Deadline: July 1, 2022)

Reviewers, Project Syllabus (Deadline: July 15, 2022)

Members, International Twitter Poster Conference Committee (Deadline: July 21, 2022)

Associate Director, SoTL Workshop (Deadline: July 31, 2022)

Assistant Executive Director (Deadline: September 1, 2022)

Members, Working Group on Title of Abnormal Psychology course (Deadline: September 1, 2022)

Members, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee (Deadline, October 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

Senior Director for Science Affairs (posted by APA on April 12, 2022)

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



Chapter authors: Psychology Toolbox for Introductory Psychology

The STP Editors are happy to announce a call for chapters for an STP e-book tentatively titled “A psychology toolbox for students taking an introductory level psychology course.”

This book will be a compilation of “toolbox” activities for introductory level psychology courses. Toolbox activities may include sleep hygiene, understanding emotion-regulation and the brain, study habits, and communication tools, among other possibilities. The activities should be tested out in the classroom. 

Each author will: share background information and information about their tool, including all relevant materials; discuss findings from classroom research in testing out the tool; connect the activity to psychological concepts and tie it to the APA IPI Integrative Themes. The goal of the book is to showcase active ways students can apply the concepts and, perhaps, improve their lives.

Directions for Submitting your Chapter Proposal

If you are interested in contributing a chapter to the e-book, please fill out this short proposal form. All proposals should be submitted here.(https://tinyurl.com/intropsyebook)

Please submit your proposal by July 1, 2022 (extension given).

Authors will be notified by July 20, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines/template. Complete first drafts will be due in December 2022.

STP publishes e-books related to the teaching and learning of psychology. These books carry an ISBN and may be downloaded for free from the STP website (http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/index.php). There are no submission or acceptance fees for STP e-book publication.

Please contact Alisa Beyer, alisa.beyer@cgc.edu, for more information about contributions to this e-book.

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Reviewers, Project Syllabus

Project Syllabus is seeking peer reviewers to evaluate exemplary syllabi. 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.

Project Syllabus reviewers will be asked to provide timely feedback to syllabi that are submitted for inclusion in the online repository. Reviewers will likely be asked to review 2-3 syllabi per year using the Project Syllabus Rubric. Project Syllabus reviewers should be faculty members with experience developing their own syllabi, using established best practices. Faculty who have previously had syllabi accepted for inclusion in Project Syllabus are especially encouraged to apply.

A brief orientation/training will be provided for new reviewers. If you’re interested, please email a current CV to Eleni Pinnow (syllabus@teachpsych.org), Editor of Project Syllabus by July 15, 2022.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Eleni at syllabus@teachpsych.org with any questions.

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Members, International Twitter Poster Conference Committee

STP’s International Twitter Poster Conference Committee is seeking two committee members three-year terms (2022-2025). Committee members should be familiar with Twitter and have an active Twitter account. 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 your CV, your Twitter username, and a brief statement of interest by July 21, 2022 to Lyra Stein at Lyra@psych.rutgers.edu.  Contact Lyra if you have any questions about the conference or committee.

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Associate Director, SoTL Workshop

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting applications for Associate Director for the SoTL Workshop. 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’s term will begin on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31, 2025. The STP SoTL Workshop helps teacher-scholars publish their research on teaching and learning. The Director organizes mentors, attendees, and other aspects of the Workshop. Specifically, the Director will:

Organize HyFlex SoTL Workshop with the ACT Director.
  • Update program and application information.
  • Prepare and post mentee application.
  • Recruit opening speaker for SoTL Workshop (This may be a virtual speaker.).
  • Recruit second session speaker for SoTL Workshop (This may be a virtual speaker.).
  • Recruit mentors and select.
  • Work with mentors to select mentees and create mentoring teams.
  • Serve as a resource for mentees and mentors.
  • Check in with mentors and mentees the week after ACT to ensure a successful experience.
  • Check in with network members at the end of the academic year.
  • Produce an annual report for the Director of the Professional Development Mentoring Network.

    Please send requests for information, applications, or nominations to Amy Hunter, Director of the Professional Development Mentoring Network at mentoring@teachpsych.org.  Applications are due by July 31, 2022.

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    Assistant Executive Director 

    The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Executive Committee seeks applications for an Assistant Executive Director to serve a 1-year term (2023, with renewal possible). 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 initial responsibilities of the Assistant Executive Director are to: 

    • Collaborate with the Executive Director in developing an operational manual for all the procedures for the Executive Director position including articulation of an equitable distribution of job responsibilities between the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director. 
    • Receive training on the major responsibilities of the Executive Director so that the Assistant Executive Director would be prepared to step in temporarily in case the Executive Director is unable to perform the responsibilities of the position. For a list of current job responsibilities of the Executive Director, consult pages 33-34 of STP’s 2022 Policies and Procedures Manual.

    It would carry compensation of two $4000 course buyouts for the year or equivalent stipend. The position would begin on 1/1/2023.  

    Applications should include a current CV along with a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please submit applications by September 1 to Diane Finley at president-elect@teachpsych.org.

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    Members, Working Group on Title of Abnormal Psychology course 

    STP seeks applications for members of a working group to make recommendations on the title of the Abnormal Psychology course.  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 the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion on Listservs and in social media outlets about the name/title of the abnormal psychology course. Many see the current name as pejorative and some institutions are changing the name of the course. This working group will consider the issue of the name of the abnormal psychology course and make recommendations for renaming the course. The group will be asked to consider issues such as transferability (especially from community college to four year), certification requirements (especially for health science majors who often take this course) as well as admission to graduate school (do they expect this title). The group will be expected to contact other APA groups who have a stake in this issue (TOPSS, CABE, APAGS, etc.) and make recommendations as to name/title of course. They will also be expected to enumerate the potential issues related to a name change.  

    Applications should include a current CV along with a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please submit applications by September 1 to Diane Finley at president-elect@teachpsych.org.

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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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