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):

Members, Advocacy Committee (Deadline, May 27, 2022)

Member, Fellows Committee (Deadline, May 31, 2022)

Editor, "Today in the History of Psychology" Wiki (Deadline: May 31, 2022)

Associate Director, SoTL Workshop (Deadline: June 1, 2022)

Chapter authors, STP E-book on "Building stronger students" (Deadline: June 1, 2022)

Reviewers, Project Syllabus (Deadline: July 15, 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


Members, Advocacy Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is accepting applications for up to three members of the Advocacy Committee. 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 Advocacy Committee is a new committee designed to take on the work of developing advocacy goals for the Society. The Advocacy Committee will propose advocacy initiatives for the Society to support and consider endorsements for policies, statements, and/or candidates for elections in other organizations (including APA). The Advocacy Committee anticipates at least two virtual meetings per year. Committee members will serve a three-year term with the option of serving one additional three-year term. Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and a CV to Amy Fineburg via email: elections@teachpsych.org by May 27.


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Member, APA Division 2 (STP) Fellows Committee

The Chair of STP’s Fellows Committee seeks an STP member to serve on the committee. 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.

Applicants must be STP members and are encouraged, but not required, to be STP members who are already APA Fellows.  The term of service is three years and may be renewed for a second term.

Members of the STP Fellows Committee review all nomination materials from individuals who seek to become APA Fellows in Division 2.  Members of the STP Fellows Committee then meet to discuss nominees and make formal recommendations to APA’s Fellows Committee based on criteria from STP and APA.  These reviews occur in January and February of each year.

Criteria for Fellow status emphasize “unusual and outstanding” contributions to the teaching of psychology that have had a national impact. The list of divisional criteria as well as information about the application process can be found at: http://teachpsych.org/members/fellows/index.php.

Please send applications to Doug Woody (fellows@teachpsych.org), chair of the STP Fellows Committee or contact Doug with any questions. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.


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Editor, "Today in the History of Psychology" Wiki

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting applications for Editor for the "Today in the History of Psychology" Wiki. 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 Editor’s term will begin on January 1, 2023 and end on December 31, 2025. The Editor is responsible for updating the database of dates and events for “Today in the History of Psychology.” The Editor serves a three-year, renewable term. Ongoing tasks include:

  • Maintain the Today in the History of Psychology wiki.
  • Admit new members to the wiki, and evaluate users’ applications for writer and editor status.
  • Seek out and respond to requests for additions, deletions, and corrections to the database.
  • Work with the Internet Editor to present the content in an organized, aesthetic manner.
  • Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the DIV2LEADERSHIP list.
  • Produce an annual report for the VP for Resources.
The Editor will report to Bill Altman, Vice President for 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 vp-resources@teachpsych.org with “Today in the History of Psychology Editor candidate: YOUR NAME” in the Subject line. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.

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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 June 1, 2022.


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    Chapter Authors, STP E-book on "Building stronger students"

    The STP Editors are happy to announce a call for chapters for an STP e-book tentatively titled “Building stronger students: A psychology toolbox for students taking an introductory level psychology course.” Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage submissions from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

    This book will be a compilation of “toolbox” activities for introductory level psychology courses. Toolbox activities may include sleep hygiene, mindset, understanding emotion-regulation and the brain, mindfulness, stress management, study habits, and communication tools, among other possibilities. The activities should have been 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 June 1, 2022.

    Authors will be notified by June 13, 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, e-books@teachpsych.org, 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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