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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.

Current Service Opportunities in STP:

Call for Applications: Instructional Resource Award Committee Member  (Deadline: October 15, 2019)

Call for Applications:  ECP Committee Member (Deadline:  November 15, 2019)

Call for Applications: ToPIX Editor (Deadline: December 1, 2019)

Call for Chapter Authors: STP eBook on Diversity (Deadline: December 1, 2019)

Graduate Students:  Join the 2020 GSTA Steering Committee! (December 17, 2019)

Graduate Students: Call for New GSTA Blog Editors (ongoing)

Additional Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2).  Links take you to APA's website:

Call for Nominations:  APA Committee on Legal Issues (Deadline:  October 8, 2019)

Current Open Calls (may include calls for other APA boards and committees not listed above)

Current Service Opportunities

Call for Applications:
Instructional Resource Award Committee Member

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, have completed their Masters degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting February 1, 2020. Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please reply by October 15, 2019 to Dr. Elizabeth Mazur, Chair, STP IRA Committee at ira@teachpsych.org and feel free to email her with any questions beforehand.

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, 2020. For more information about the Instructional Resource Award program, visit its webpage.

Call for Applications: 
Early Career Psychologist Committee Member

STP is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for one new member 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 RRR 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 2020 will be held in Pittsburgh, PA October 8-10, 2020.

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 2020
  • 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 15, 2019, to stp-ecp@teachpsych.org. Please direct any questions about the committee or application process to the email above.

Call for Applications: ToPIX Editor

Danae Hudson, Director of the Teaching Resources, is now accepting applications for the position of Editor for the Teaching of Psychology Idea eXchange (ToPIX). The deadline for applications is December 1.

ToPIX, a part of STP's Resources area, fosters excellence in teaching by the curation and dissemination of various teaching resources. On average, the ToPIX Editor can expect to spend between 5-10 hours a month attending to responsibilities. The term of the appointment is three years, with opportunity for renewal for an additional term.

Responsibilities include:

  • Joining pedagogical listservs and teaching-related social media groups (e.g., STP Facebook group) to collect useful teaching resources;
  • Updating the ToPIX wiki with these resources;
  • Publicizing updates to the ToPIX wiki via listservs, the STP Newsletter, and social media;
  • Assigning content areas/wiki sections in line with Editor expertise ;
  • Working with the Internet Editor and Newsletter Editors to publicize new ToPIX initiatives and “Calls for Content;”
  • Periodically reviewing the ToPIX wiki for dead links and to determine areas of need;
  • Periodically requesting different and specific types of content from teachers of psychology (e.g., via listservs, newsletter, social media groups);
  • Submitting mid-term and annual reports to the STP Executive Team; and
  • Selecting Assistant Editors to help with the management of ToPIX.

Candidates for this job must be STP members. The ToPIX Editor will report to Danae Hudson, Director of Teaching Resources. To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest containing your name, email, affiliation, involvement with STP, a statement of why you are interested in this position and the qualities that will aid in your success. Please also provide a current CV. Email materials to teaching-resources@teachpsych.org with “ToPIX Editor candidate-YOUR NAME” in the Subject line.

Call for Chapter Authors: STP eBook on Diversity

New STP E-Book: Incorporating Diversity in Classroom Settings: Real and Engaging Examples for Various Psychology Courses

STP publishes e-books related to the teaching and learning of psychology. These books are available here.  

We all know that diversity is important, but how do we incorporate it into our teaching? The goal of this e-book is to provide Psychology instructors with examples of classroom activities that have integrated element(s) of diversity into the teaching of psychological concepts. Each chapter will include (1) information on a psychological concept being taught, (2) a description of how the specific element(s) of diversity (e.g., differences related to gender, SES, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, etc.) is/are related to the psychological concept, (3) a detailed description of the class activity, and (4) a discussion guide to further engage students in a meaningful discussion about diversity and the concept being taught.  

Please contact Maria Wong (mwong2@stevenson.edu) by December 1, 2019 for more information.


Graduate Students:  Join the 2020 GSTA Steering Committee!

The GSTA is currently seeking four members from diverse regions and types of institutions to join the chair and associate chair in steering the GSTA for a one-year term, starting January 1, 2020. The six-person GSTA steering committee will oversee GSTA budget, expectations, and programming. Steering committee members are expected to meet regularly in person-teleconference-video conference. If you are interested in joining the GSTA steering committee, please complete this form by December 17, 2019. We will be in touch in early January 2020 to let you know if you have been selected to join the committee. Please email the current GSTA chair, Elizabeth Che (eche@gradcenter.cuny.edu) or associate chair Jessica Brodsky (jbrodsky1@gradcenter.cuny.edu), with any questions.

Graduate Students:  Call for New GSTA Blog Editors

If you are a current graduate student with a passion for teaching psychology and are interested in gaining some experience as a writer and editor, please consider reaching out to us about getting involved. Email us at gsta@teachpsych.org to find out more!

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