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 (Deadline):

Call for Articles: Special Issue of ToP on Social Justice Pedagogy (April 15, 2021)

STP Regional Coordinator at SEPA (May 1, 2021)

Director, Departmental Consulting Services (May 30, 2021)

Co-Editor, STP E-book for “Teaching Tips” e-book (May 30, 2021)

Associate Editors, STP E-books (May 30, 2021)

Service Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2)
Please note:  The links below will redirect you to pages on APA's website

Learn how to nominate yourself or a colleague for a position in APA leadership.

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities

Call for Articles: Special Issue of ToP on Social Justice Pedagogy

Special Issue on Social Justice Pedagogy:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Teaching of Psychology 

Guest Editors:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become increasingly central to our understanding of the human experience. While awareness and scholarship about the importance of DEI has grown, expertise involving the most effective pedagogies for integrating DEI into teaching of psychology has not been widely disseminated. Teaching of Psychology (ToP) invites submissions for a special issue on the Social Justice Pedagogy: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Teaching of Psychology. Submissions that engage with DEI content and process including, but not limited to, learning objectives, teaching tools and techniques, assessments, managing difficult classroom dynamics, and/or curriculum considerations, as they relate to the following themes, are especially welcome:
  1. Social justice models and evidence-based practices for incorporating diversity and multicultural topics across the psychology curriculum
  2. Inclusive pedagogy that is sensitive to systematically marginalized students including innovative approaches to assessment of learning
  3. Racial healing and trauma in the context of teaching and learning in psychology
  4. Effective strategies on how to increase the representation of underrepresented faculty and teachers of psychology (e.g., people of color or LGBTQIA+) in higher education and other professional activities
  5. Teaching methods that may illuminate the psychological underpinnings of racial, sexual-orientation, and other biases, bigotry, and prejudices
  6. Provide innovative and thought-provoking paradigm shifts in improving educational equity in psychology (e.g., Liberation-based psychology; andragogy, etc.) 
  7. Decolonization of psychology and the teaching of psychology at all training levels from high school to graduate level training
  8. Promotion of increasing diverse population representation in the educational processes related to teaching, learning and training of psychology and related career paths (e.g., teaching assistant mentoring) .

Note: For all of these topics, we are inviting papers that explicitly discuss these ideas relative to teaching.

Manuscripts submissions are due April 15, 2021. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the ToP submission portal (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/top). As part of the submission process, please indicate the corner to which you are submitting the manuscript (Proof of Concept, Replication, Science of Teaching and Learning, Scholarly Teacher). Additional details about manuscript corners are available at https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/TOP#1). Each manuscript will undergo the double-blind peer review process. Please email any of the guest editors if you have any questions or require additional information. You may also contact ToP editor, Aaron S. Richmond at top@teachpsych.org. Finally, please share this call-for-proposals widely. 

About Teaching of Psychology

ToP is an indispensable journal for anyone interested in the teaching of psychology. ToP includes an array of manuscript types, from conceptual to empirical, that address the broad range of pedagogical issues in psychology. For more information see, https://journals.sagepub.com/home/top

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STP Regional Coordinator at SEPA

STP is now accepting applications for a Coordinator of STP Programming at the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting. This two-year term will begin May 15, 2021 and will continue through May 14, 2022. There are no term limits for the SEPA coordinator position. Rather, the position will be reviewed bi-annually by the Director of Regional Conference Programming on a case-by-case basis. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2021. Please send applications to regional-conference@teachpsych.org. See below for the general roles and responsibilities of STP Regional Conference Coordinators.

Roles and Responsibilities for STP Regional Conference Coordinators

STP Regional Conference Coordinators are responsible for overseeing teaching-related programming at one of seven regional psychology conference held each year. This may include, but is not limited to, oversight of teaching related poster sessions, workshops, and invited talks. Coordinators report to the STP Director of Regional Conference Programming.

Essential Criteria for STP Regional Conference Coordinator:

• be an STP member

• support and strengthen STP programming through conference activities like teaching demos, talks, workshops, posters, and roundtables

• communicate with the STP Director of Regional Conference Programming

• communicate with regional conference planning team

• communicate with STP GSH or HKW speaker if one is selected for you, including details of travel reimbursement (up to $1500)

• OR if a speaker is not selected for you in a given year, select an STP speaker of your choice and communicate with them regarding travel reimbursement (up to $1500)

• read an STP-promoting announcement at the beginning of the STP-sponsored keynote speaker session; then, introduce the STP invited speaker

• attend teaching-related conference sessions and hand out STP swag

• provide an end-of-conference report to the STP Director of Regional Conference Programming that includes quantitative and qualitative data about the numbers, types, and attendance of sessions.

Conference-Dependent Criteria for STP Regional Conference Coordinator:

• represent STP programming during planning for regional conferences

• serve on the regional conference executive committee

• support and strengthen STP programming through casual activities like social hours and dinners

To Apply:

Please send a CV and a cover letter that addresses your interest in this position to regional-conference@teachpsych.org by May 1, 2021. Your cover letter should introduce yourself and answer the following questions:

1. What, if any, experiences do you have that are relevant to this position?

2. What past engagement do you have with this regional conference?

3. What past engagement do you have with STP?

4. STP Regional Conference Coordinators are expected to be on-site for the duration of teaching-related programming at the regional conference. They receive reimbursement for one-night accommodation at the conference site. Does this arrangement pose any problems for you to fulfill your duties as a regional conference coordinator?

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Director, Departmental Consulting Services

The Departmental Consulting Service (DCS) is offered to psychology departments through the joint efforts of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) and the APA Education Directorate. Developed in response to an increasing need for evaluations, the consultant service provides departments of psychology with a list of qualified consultants who will provide valuable program feedback. The DCS maintains a database of faculty consultants with expertise in a broad range of areas, such as curriculum, faculty, advising, research facilities, and departmental assessment.

The Director provides recommendations of consultants to Psychology departments for curriculum (evaluation, development, designing/improving special programs or courses, fieldwork or honors); faculty (writing grant proposals, developing funding sources, writing for publication, promoting professional development, enhancing/evaluating teacher effectiveness); advising (student advising for career planning, graduate school preparation, changing enrollments, minority recruitment and retention); research facilities (designing psychology labs, designing teaching facilities, computer applications for courses, labs, or administration); and departmental program evaluation (self-assessments, program evaluation, department evaluation. The Director is also responsible for advertising services by posting to email lists, STP blog, and other publications; reviewing applications for new consultants and submitting nominated individuals to the APA Board of Educational Affairs for approval; maintaining a database of approved consultants; reviewing consultant evaluation forms submitted by departments; and submitting an annual report to the Vice President for Resources.

Training for the individual selected for the position will be provided by the current Director during the final months of 2021.

Please send applications or nominations to Bill Altman, Vice President for Resources, at vp-resources@teachpsych.org by May 30, or contact Bill Altman for more information.

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Co-Editor, STP E-book for “Teaching Tips” e-book

Every year at the regional conferences there are paper and poster presentations on teaching issues that are largely forgotten after the conference.  An annual STP e-book series, Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, captures this material, organizes it into topical categories, and provides readers with a summary of the conference presentation and contact information for those who would like more information. The Co-Editor will work with the current Editor to compile presentations compiled by the conference chairs for APA, ACT, NITOP, APS, Psychology One, RMPA, MPA, SWPA, MAToP, MToP and SETOP. The Co-Editor will assume Editor duties for future volumes (with a co-editor, if desired). If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Jessica Cerniak, Editor of STP E-books (e-books@teachpsych.org) by May 30, 2021.

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Associate Editors, STP E-books

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology E-Books editorial board is comprised of one editor-in-chief and several associate editors. STP is soliciting new associate editors who will serve for a 2-year term beginning this year.  Associate editors are assigned two tasks:  develop and/or edit one e-book that advances the causes of the Society, and review e-book proposals. If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Jessica Cerniak, Editor of STP E-books (e-books@teachpsych.org) by May 30, 2021.
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