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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.

Call for Members: SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award Selection Committee (Deadline June 15, 2019)

Call for Applications: Two Associate Editors for Teaching of Psychology (Deadline June 30, 2019)

Call for Applications:  Teaching of Psychology Obituary Section Editor (Deadline June 30, 2019)

Call for Members: International Twitter Poster Conference Committee (Deadline July 21, 2019)

Call for Applications:  Chair, Instructional Resource Award Committee (Deadline August 1, 2019)

Call for Applications:  Mentorship Award Committee (Deadline August 1, 2019)

Call for Applications:  Civic Engagement Award Committee (Deadline August 1, 2019)

Current Service Opportunities


Call for Members: 
SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award Selection Committee 

The committee is looking for two new members. The term is three years (2019-2022). The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of this SAGE sponsored travel award for two current STP members (early career & graduate student) to help defray the costs of attending the APA convention. If you are interested in serving, please email Maria Anderson- Chair of the Committee - at andersm@farmingdale.edu. Please put SAGE/STP 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 June 15, 2019. Position starts September 1, 2019.


Call for Applications:
Two Associate Editors for Teaching of Psychology

Do you want to become an Associate Editor (AE) of STP’s flagship journal Teaching of Psychology (ToP)? It is exciting times here at ToP. STP is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary and we are seeking two STP members to fill the AEs positions, alongside the new editor—Aaron S. Richmond. As the oldest journal that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as it relates to teaching psychological science, we are looking for candidates who have strong editorial experience. Specifically, we want applicants who have experience as an ad hoc reviewer or Consulting Editor of ToP or other similar journals. Additionally, it is preferred that applicants have an active record of publication in SoTL journals.

Below you will find a description of the duties and qualifications, stipends, terms of service, and application process.

Duties & Qualifications:

  1. In the new structure for ToP, the AEs will work alongside the editor. Manuscripts will be divided among the editor and the two AEs relatively equally. As such, AEs will serve as action editors for submitted manuscripts. This entails assisting the editor to assign reviewers, collate reviews, make decisions on manuscripts, communicate with authors about these decisions, and follow the manuscript through the process to publication or ultimate outcome.
  2. No single AE is responsible for specific submission types (e.g., method, generalist, etc.).
  3. Work side-by-side with the other AEs and the editor of ToP to ensure high quality publications.
  4. Be well-versed in current SoTL research, including trends, historical references, etc.
  5. Work with editorial team at SAGE including using the new ScholarOne online submission portal.
  6. Act as editor on submitted manuscripts on which the editor has a conflict of interest.
  7. Provide counsel to the editor on submissions that he or she wants input over and above that provided by the reviewers.
  8. Consult with the editor regarding journal policies and guidelines.
  9. Serve as editor in the event that the editor becomes incapacitated or meets with an untimely demise; in such circumstances, the DIV2LEADERSHIP will act as quickly as possible to find a new editor.
  10. Must be a current STP member.

Stipend: $1000 per year

Term of Service: 6 years to start January 1, 2020 and end December 31, 2026. AEs may serve up to two terms.

Please include the following in your application:

  1. A current CV.
  2. Letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position.
  3. The contact information for two references who can speak in detail about your qualifications for this position.

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

Please submit all materials to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) no later than Friday, June 30th, 2019.


Call for Applications:
Teaching of Psychology Obituary Section Editor

ToP is looking for someone who has strong historical knowledge of members of STP to become the first ToP Obituary Section Editor. Below is a description of the duties and qualifications, terms of service, and application process.

Duties & Qualifications:

  1. Work alongside the editor. When an obituary is needed, the Obituary Section Editor will solicit author(s) to write the obituary, edit the obituary, and see the obituary through production.
  2. Work with STP’s Archivist and Executive Director to create and maintain a list of appropriate STP members.
  3. Create and maintain a list of STP members and other appropriate individuals to contact to write obituary essays.
  4. Be well-versed in the history of ToP and STP.
  5. Work with editorial team at SAGE including using the new ScholarOne online submission portal.
  6. Must be a current STP member.

Term of Service: 6 years to start January 1, 2020 and end December 31st, 2026. The Obituary Section Editor may serve up to two terms.

Please include the following in your application:

  1. A current CV.
  2. Letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position.
  3. Contact information for two references who can speak in detail about your qualifications for this position.

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

Please submit all materials to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) no later than Friday, June 30th, 2019.

Call for Members:
International Twitter Poster Conference Committee

STP’s International Twitter Poster Conference Committee is seeking two committee members, one for a three-year term (2019-2022) and one for a two-year term (2019-2021). 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, 2019 to Manisha Sawhney at msawhney@umary.edu.



Call for Applications:
Chair, Instructional Resource Award Committee

STP is now accepting applications for Chair of the six-member Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee. Applicants must be members of STP, have completed their Masters degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting January 1, 2020. Experience as an IRA committee member or grantee is a plus, though not required. Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please submit applications by August 1, 2019 to Elizabeth Mazur, Chair, STP IRA Committee at ira@teachpsych.org.

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.

The Chair is responsible for advertising, organizing, and participating in the annual review of grants, assessing the July 15 progress reports, and tracking the completion of the final projects. Additionally, the Chair appoints or renews committee members after their 3-year terms are completed (for a maximum of two 3-year terms) or are resigned.

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


Call for Applications for the Mentorship Award Committee

STP is seeking members who are interested in serving on the inaugural committee to review applications or nominations for the Mentorship Award. Under the leadership of chair Seungyeon Lee, 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. Two of the members will have two year terms and three members (including the chair) will have three year terms. Thereafter, terms for all members shall be 3-year terms. Please submit applications by August 1, 2019 to Seungyeon Lee, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Arkansas at Monticello and Chair, STP Mentorship Award at mentor-award@teachpsych.org.


Call for Applications for the Civic Engagement Award Committee

STP is seeking members who are interested in serving on the inaugural committee to review applications or nominations for the Civic Engagement Award. Under the leadership of chair Fanli Jia, 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. Two of the members will have two year terms and three members (including the chair) will have three year terms. Thereafter, terms for all members shall be 3-year terms. Please submit applications by August 1, 2019 to Fanli Jia, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University and Chair, STP Civic Engagement Award at civic-award@teachpsych.org.


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