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):

Call for Applications for STP Officer Elections (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Chair, STP Diversity Committee (Deadline, November 1, 2021)

Member, STP Diversity Committee (Deadline, November 1, 2021)

Member, STP Conference Speaker Grant Committee (Deadline, November 1, 2021)

Members, STP Fellows Committee (Deadline: November 15, 2021)

Members, Early Career Psychologists Committee (Deadline: November 15, 2021)

Member, Membership Committee (Deadline: November 29, 2021)

Director, STP Programming at APA (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Director, STP Programming at APS (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Chair, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grant Committee (Deadline, November 30, 2021)

Committee Member, Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee (Deadline, November 30, 2021)


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

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

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Call for Applications for STP Officer Elections 

The STP/Division Two Elections and Appointments Committee seeks applications for three key leadership positions.  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. 

President-Elect: 1-year term beginning January 1, 2023 followed by a one-year presidential term, a one-year term as Past President, and service on the Elections and Appointments Committee

Vice President for Grants and Awards (2023-2025) 

Division 2 Representative to APA Council (2023-2025)

Descriptions of responsibilities and further information about the positions can be found in the STP Bylaws and in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Please consider applying and encourage applications from colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment, and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. All applicants must be STP members. Candidates for Division 2 Representative to APA Council must also be APA members. APA membership is not required to be a candidate for President-Elect or Vice President for Grants and Awards. 

Please note that an application for an office does not guarantee appearance of that applicant on the election ballot; the final slate of candidates is determined by the STP Elections and Appointments Committee following review of all applicants. 

Send applications to Amy Fineburg, Elections and Appointments Committee Chair, at elections@teachpsych.orgThe deadline for applications is December 15, 2021.

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Chair, STP Diversity Committee

Applications are now being accepted for Chair of STP’s Diversity Committee, to serve a 3-year renewable term starting January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. 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 Chair is responsible for working with committee members and the Vice President of Diversity and International Relations to oversee and assess all Society activities related including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021. Applications should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the Diversity Committee and a current CV. Send application to vp-diversity@teachpsych.org.

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Member, STP Diversity Committee

Applications are being accepted for membership on STP’s Diversity Committee, to serve a 3-year renewable term starting January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. 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 Diversity Committee works to oversee and assess all Society activities related including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021. Applications should include a brief statement of your interest in the Diversity Committee and a current CV. Send application to vp-diversity@teachpsych.org.

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Member, STP Conference Speaker Grant Committee


STP is seeking applications for an individual to serve as a member on the Conference Speaker Grant Committee, starting January 1, 2022. 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 committee reviews applications from coordinators of teaching conferences or preconferences requesting support to defray the travel expenses for speakers related to the teaching of psychology. The grant program is open to any gathering of psychology teachers from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. Committee members are responsible for evaluating applications and selecting award recipients.

All current members of STP are eligible to apply. Committee members serve for a three-year term. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. The applications are due by November 1, 2021 and should be sent to: Kyle Conlon, Conference Speaker Grant Committee Chair, speaker-grant@teachpsych.org. Please use a subject line of “Application for STP Conference Speaker Grant Committee Member.”


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Members, STP Fellows Committee 

The STP Fellows Committee seeks two new committee members to begin a three-year term in 2022. 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 STP Fellows Committee reviews applications from STP members who seek to become APA Division 2 Fellows. Committee members must be APA Division 2 Fellows. Those interested should contact the Chair of the STP Fellows Committee, Dave Kreiner, at fellows@teachpsych.orgby November 15, 2021.


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Members, Early Career Psychologists Committee

STP is now accepting applications for two new members of the STP Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Committee, to serve a 3-year term starting January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we strongly encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.  

Applicants must be members of STP and qualify as “early career.” Early career is defined as anyone within ten years of beginning teaching psychology while not a student. This includes both secondary educators and those teaching at the college/university level. 

Time commitment: 1-1.5 hrs of monthly virtual meetings, .5-2 hrs of monthly tasks, with more time required in the months leading up to ACT and any other big projects the committee agrees to take on together. 

To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV.Please address any past or current involvement in STP, attendance/presentations at STP conferences, and your ability/willingness to travel to ACT each year for ECP committee business.  Please submit your application by November 15, 2021, to stp-ecp@teachpsych.org. You can direct any questions  you have about the committee or application process to the email above.  

Minimum requirements for ECP Committee members:

  • An active member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Within ten years of beginning teaching psychology while not a student (at either the secondary or college/university level)
  • Able to commit to a three-year term starting in January 2022
  • Able to attend monthly virtual meetings of the committee
  • Willing to respond quickly and consistently to email communication
  • Able to attend the Annual Conference on Teaching (Note that (as of now) ACT 2022 will be held in Pittsburgh, PA in mid-October)

Desired qualifications for new ECP Committee members:

Interest and/or experience in any of the following:

  • Increasing engagement with members via social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)Developing and presenting professional development sessions at conferences
  • Creating professional development resources for ECPs
  • Organizing and hosting social hours at various conferences
  • Collaborative scholarship related to ECP concerns
  • Identifying areas of support or concern needed by our members not currently accounted for in resources and programming


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Member, Membership Committee 

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Membership Committee (MC) is looking for one new member for a 3-year renewable term. 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 MC is charged with examining ways to increase membership of the STP and retention of current members. We help to devise ways to recruit members, introduce new members to STP’s resources, and design inserts to advertise STP resources in the Teaching of Psychology journal. If you are interested in serving, please send a current CV along with a statement of interest to Barbara Oswald, Chair of the Membership Committee at membership@teachpsych.org. Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 29, with a final decision made mid-December. Term begins January 1, 2022.

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Call for Director, STP Programming at APA

STP is seeking applications for a Director of STP Programming at APA; STP serves as APA Division 2. 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 of STP Programming at APA is responsible for organizing the program for the annual APA convention, which is generally held in August of each year. The program includes submitted and invited symposia as well as poster presentations. In addition, individual speakers may be invited to present. The Director also arranges catering for Division 2’s Social Hour. The Director consults with STP’s VP for Programming in all matters related to STP-APA programming. To read more about the job responsibilities and timeline for this position, refer to pages 67-68 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual (http://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/PandPManual/2021PandPManual.pdf).

The 3-year term of office will begin September 1, 2022 and end August 31, 2025 with an opportunity for renewal for a second term. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are also APA members. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. Applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Kristin Whitlock, VP for Programming, at vp-programming@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for Director of STP Programming at APA.’

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Call for Director, STP Programming at APS

STP is seeking applications for a Director of STP Programming at APS. 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 role of the APS Program Director is to organize a pre-conference teaching workshop at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) annual conference. The pre-conference workshop includes a free workshop the Wednesday evening before the Thursday one-day, stand-alone Teaching Institute that includes invited speakers, concurrent sessions/speakers, as well as selected posters related to teaching. In addition, the Director plans three hours of STP programming at the annual APS Meeting, which typically occur on the Saturday of the convention. The Director works closely with the APS Convention Coordinator and participates in conference calls with the APS Program Committee; the Director also attends pre- and post-convention APS Program Committee planning meetings. The Director consults with STP’s VP for Programming in all matters related to STP-APS programming. To read more about the job responsibilities and timeline for this position, refer to pages 69-70 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual (http://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/PandPManual/2021PandPManual.pdf).

The 3-year term of office will begin June 1, 2022 and end May 31, 2025 with an opportunity for renewal for a second term.

All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are also APS members. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. Applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Kristin Whitlock, VP for Programming, at vp-programming@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for Director of STP Programming at APS.’


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Chair, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grant Committee

STP is seeking applications for an STP member to serve as committee chair for the Early Career Psychologists Travel Grant 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.

These grants are designed for Early Career Psychologists (defined by STP as a member who is within ten years of beginning teaching of psychology and who is not a student) to defray the costs of attending psychology teaching conferences or conferences with a significant teaching of psychology component. This grant program funds approximately 20 grants annually, with a maximum award of $500 per grant, for conference attendance between January 1 and December 31 of the upcoming year. The annual deadline for proposals is November 1st, and applicants receive notification of award decisions no later than early December of the current year.

The chair oversees the work of the committee, which is to: a) solicit applications, b) evaluate applications, c) select and notify the recipient(s), and d) provide feedback to the VP for Grants and Awards regarding the selection process. The chair also submits an annual report each spring summarizing details from the previous year. Committee chairs serve for a three-year term and are eligible to serve for a second consecutive three-year term if they wish. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. The applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Keli Braitman, VP for Grants and Awards, at vp-awards@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for STP ECP Travel Grant Chair.’


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Committee Member, Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee

STP is seeking applications for an STP member to serve as an inaugural committee member for STP’s ‘Graduate Student Travel Grant 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.

These grants are designed for graduate students (at the time of application) to defray the costs of attending teaching conferences or conferences with an explicit teaching track.  This grant program may fund approximately 10 grants annually, with a maximum award of $1,000 per grant, for conference attendance between January 1 and December 31 of the upcoming year. The annual deadline for proposals is November 1st, and applicants receive notification of award decisions no later than early December of the current year.   Committee members are responsible for evaluating applications and selecting grant recipients. Terms are 3 years and members are then eligible to serve for a second consecutive three-year term if they wish. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply. To apply, please send a brief letter stating your interest and experience related to the position and a current CV. The applications are due by November 30 and should be sent to: Keli Braitman, VP for Grants and Awards, at vp-awards@teachpsych.org.  Please use a subject line of ‘Application for STP Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee.’

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