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):
Steering Committee Members, Annual Conference on Teaching (February 28, 2021)
Board Member, Fund for Excellence (March 1, 2021)
Associate Editors, Teaching of Psychology Idea eXchange (ToPIX) (March 31, 2021)
Join STP's Tagging Project (March 31, 2021)
Call for Articles: Special Issue of ToP on Social Justice Pedagogy (April 15, 2021)
Director, Departmental Consulting Services (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
Call for nominations: Master Lecturers to speak at APA 2022 (February 16, 2021)
Lindsay Masland, Director of STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching, seeks new members for the ACT Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is typically comprised of the following:
We are seeking 1-3 new members to join existing members on the team. At least one of these new members should be local to Louisville, KY or surrounding—this individual will serve a 1-year term and will play a critical role as a local liaison for the 2021 ACT in Louisville. The remaining new committee members will serve 3-year terms. Members of the steering committee receive waived registration to the Annual Conference on Teaching.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
All committee members:
Depending on position and experience, some committee members:
Ideal applicants will:
Please send a CV and a cover letter that addresses your interest in this position. Your cover letter should introduce yourself and answer the following questions:
Please consider applying and encouraging applications from colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment, and motivation to contribute to the success of the Annual Conference on Teaching. STP encourages applications and nominations from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Please send inquiries and applications to Lindsay Masland, Director of the Annual Conference on Teaching, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2021.
STP seeks a member for the Board of the Fund for Excellence for a four-year term to begin in 2021 and end on December 31, 2024. The Fund for Excellence is an endowment fund that devotes its earnings to supporting the STP Excellence in Teaching Awards and other awards and grants programs. More information on the Board appears in Article X (page 6) of STP’s bylaws . Submit an application [cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position along with a curriculum vitae] to the Chair of the Elections and Appointments Committee at email@example.com by March 1, 2021.
STP is seeking three volunteer Associate Editors for ToPIX. Associate Editors assist the Editor with maintaining the wiki, soliciting new material for posting, publicizing the wiki, answering user inquiries, and helping instructors post their materials.
If you’re interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Danae Hudson, Director of Teaching Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2021.
STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Special Issue on Social Justice Pedagogy: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Teaching of Psychology
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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30, or contact Bill Altman for more information.