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.

Call for Applications for High School Teacher Award Committee (Deadline February 15, 2019)

Contribute to Rick Miller's Presidential Initiatives  (Application deadline February 15, 2019)

STP Endorsement for Nominees to APA Boards/Committees (Deadline for endorsement request February 15)

Call for Applications for Associate Editor of STP E-Books (Deadline February 28, 2019)

Call for Reviwers: SoTL Grant Committee (Deadline May 1, 2019)

Current Service Opportunities

Call for Applications for the High School Teacher Travel Award Committee

STP is seeking members who are interested in serving on the inaugural committee to review applications for the High School Teacher Travel Award. Under the leadership of chair Eric Castro, this committee will finalize the call for applications, set deadlines for submission, and review applications to determine award winners. This committee will also set the term for members with one member rotating off of the committee each year for three years. Members of this committee can be from any level of psychology instruction, from high school through graduate school.

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

Please submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to Eric Castro (ecastro@siprep.org) by February 15, 2019

Contribute to Rick Miller's Presidential Initiatives!

In his January Letter from the President, Rick Miller articulated seven presidential initiatives and encouraged STP members to email him if they are interested in contributing to any of these initiatives with a brief statement of interest and a CV by February 15, 2019.

STP Endorsement for Nominees to APA Boards/Committees

APA seeks nominations (self-nominations are encouraged) for positions on a number of boards and committees. These positions require APA membership. Information about these openings and expectations that accompany them is available at http://apps.apa.org/nominations/Default.aspx.

There are openings on the following APA Boards/Committees:

  • Finance Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Membership Board
  • Policy and Planning Board
  • Publications and Communications Board
  • Committee on International Relations in Psychology
  • Board of Educational Affairs
  • Board of Professional Affairs
  • Board of Scientific Affairs
  • Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
  • Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology
  • Committee on Rural Health

The deadline for submission of nominations for these APA positions is March 8, 2019.

Nominators or potential candidates who wish to seek STP endorsement for a nominee should contact Ken Keith, Chair of the Elections & Appointments Committee, no later than February 15.

Call for Applications for Associate Editor of STP E-Books

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology E-Books editorial board (http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/index.php) is comprised of one editor-in-chief and six associate editors. STP is soliciting a new associate editor who will serve for a 2-year term beginning this year. Associate editors are assigned two tasks: develop and/or edit one e-books that advance the causes of the Society, and review proposals.. If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Tara Kuther (kuthert@wcsu.edu) by February 28, 2019


Call for Reviewers: SoTL Grant Committee

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 2019-20 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 1-2 times via conference call to make final decisions before December 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.  Please submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to Marya Howell-Carter, SoTL Grant Chairperson, at sotl-research@teachpsych.org by May 1, 2019.


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