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):

Chair, Partnerships Small Grants Committee (July 3, 2020)

Chair, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (July 7, 2020)

Editor, STP E-books (August 1, 2020)

Call for Chapters for STP e-book:  Teaching Psychology Online (September 1, 2020)

Chair, STP International Relations Committee (September 15, 2020)

Chair, STP Membership Committee (September 15, 2020)

Member, STP International Relations Committee (October 15, 2020)

Calls for papers for The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology (an APA journal)

Teaching innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic (ongoing; rapid review process)

Teaching the Introductory Psychology course (deadline for letter of intent:  August 1, 2020)

Service Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2)

APA Task Force Strategies to Eradicate Racism, Discrimination, and Hate (August 1, 2020
Click here for more information and click here for nomination form.

APA Continuing Education Committee (August 12, 2020)

APA Fellows Committee:  Neuroscience Slate (September 11, 2020)

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

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

STP encourages applications and nominations from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Call for Chapters for STP e-book:  Teaching Psychology Online

Current Service Opportunities

Chair, Partnerships Small Grants Committee

STP invites applications for the next Chair of the Partnerships Small Grants Committee, serving a three-year term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. The Chair is responsible for working with committee members to support small scale projects that help promote excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology.

Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted through July 3, 2020. Nominations should include a brief statement of your interest and a current CV. Send nomination to Dr. Eric Klein (partnerships@teachpsych.org). Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Chair, Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

STP seeks a founding Chair for the Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee. Visit here for more information about this award.

The Chair will recruit 3 members for the committee. The final committee member will be a member of STP’s Diversity Committee, and the chairs will work together to identify this individual. The new award chair will work with the committee to refine the award parameters and application deadline. The term for this position will be three years (2020-2022). The position will begin no later than July 30, 2020. STP encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in serving as the inaugural chair of this committee, please send a CV and a statement of interest to Keli Braitman, VP for Grants and Awards. Please use "STP Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award" in the subject line. Deadline for receipt of applications is July 7, 2020.

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Editor, STP Ebooks

STP invites applications to be the next STP e-books Editor. This position is a three-year term effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to manage various activities surrounding the Society’s e-Book program. STP encourages applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

In this role you will be in charge of the following duties:

  • Manage the specific activities of the Society’s e-book program, including the solicitation, development, editing, reviewing, final acceptance, and publication of new e-book projects.
  • Oversee, in conjunction with the Internet Editor, the maintenance of the published e-books on the STP e-book page.
  • Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the DIV2LEADERSHIP electronic discussion list.
  • Submit an annual budget and report to the VP of Resources.

  • Submit regular updates on activities to the Director of Publications to be included in the STP Newsletter.

  • Appoint Associate Editors in staggered terms of 1 to 3 years to assist with editing the Society’s e-books.

If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to the Director of Publications, Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour (publications@teachpsych.org) by August 1st, 2020.

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Call for Chapters for STP e-book: Teaching Psychology Online

The editors for STP’s e-books are seeking proposals for an upcoming e-book, Teaching Psychology Online. The popularity of online psychology classes has soared, as has the number of fully online psychology degree programs, but few studies focus specifically on teaching and taking online psychology courses or on online psychology students who learn at the undergraduate or graduate level. The picture of distance education in psychology already was unclear, and now the covid-19 pandemic has pushed more psychology faculty and students to participate in the enterprise of online teaching and learning. We seek chapters focused on how faculty teach fully online or hybrid psychology courses. Some ideas for prospective chapters include:

  • Teaching specific psychology courses online (e.g., developmental psychology; how you structure your course, your course activities and related decision-making, etc.)
  • How faculty intentionally converted an on-ground psychology course to an online psychology course, either before or as a result of the pandemic (e.g., what was kept or edited, why, etc.)
  • How to adapt a laboratory component of a psychology course for online students
  • How to use a hybrid course format for teaching psychology (e.g., what psychology content is taught online vs. in class and why, etc.)
  • Teaching online specific psychology content or courses that did not go well or as planned, and how to address those issues in future online courses
  • Ways to create experiential learning opportunities in online psychology courses
  • How to draw on psychological knowledge (e.g., motivation) to shape psychology students’ behaviors and experiences in online classes

Note: This volume focuses on teaching psychology online rather than general topics related to online pedagogy in higher education. Chapters should focus specifically on teaching psychology online.

STP publishes e-books related to the teaching and learning of psychology. These books are available on the STP website and can be downloaded for free.

Please contact Jessica Cerniak (jcerniak@thechicagoschool.edu) by September 1, 2020 for more information about contributing to this STP eBook.

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Chair, STP International Relations Committee

The Chair of the International Relations Committee, serving a three-year term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. 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 to international issues, including but not limited to international member outreach, internationalization of the psychology curriculum, cross-national partnerships, and attracting international students to psychology as a major and a profession.

Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted through September 15, 2020. Nominations should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the International Relations Committee and a current CV. Send nomination to Kelley Haynes-Mendez (khaynes-mendez@thechicagoschool.edu). Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Chair STP Membership Committee

The Chair of the Membership Committee, serving a three-year term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. The committee is charged with examining ways to increase membership of the STP, as well as supporting current members. We help introduce new members to STP’s resources as well as designing journal inserts to advertise STP resources in the Teaching of Psychology journal.

Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2020. Please include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the Membership Committee and a current CV. Applications should be sent to Meera Komarraju ( meerak@siu.edumai).

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Member, STP International Relations Committee

We are now accepting self-nominations for one new member of the International Relations Committee. Nominees must be members of STP, have completed their Masters degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting January 1, 2021. Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position by October 15, 2020 to Dr. Leslie Berntsen, Chair, STP IRC Committee at international-relations@teachpsych.org; feel free to email with additional questions. For more information about the work of the International Relations Committee, visit its webpage

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APA Fellows Committee (Neuroscience Slate)

The APA Fellows Committee seeks nominations for one new member for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021. The Fellows Committee is charged with the review of nominations for APA Fellows and will report their recommendations on each nomination to the Board of Directors through the Membership Board. The Fellows Committee reports to the APA Council through the Membership Board.

Nominees to the Fellows Committee must be available to meet once annually, for two days at the APA Annual Convention, and virtually several times a year during their term on the committee. Nominees must have a computer that will allow for conducting work virtually to review Fellow applications and participating in teleconferences. Expenses for the annual meeting (transportation and 2 hotel nights) will be covered or reimbursed by APA.

Members of the committee must be APA Fellows, shall not serve on a Division Fellows Committee, nor endorse initial APA Fellow candidates, during their term on the Fellows Committee.

The Fellows Committee is seeking nominees from the following area:

Slate 1: Neuroscience

The Fellows Committee strongly encourages applications from fellows in science, academia, and those with racial or ethnic minority identities.

APA is engaged in a process of transformation, placing a much greater emphasis on making an impact that clearly benefits society and improves lives. In February 2019, the Council of Representatives adopted a new strategic plan that sets APA’s organizational priorities for the next three to five years. Going forward, boards and committees will work in an integrated, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary manner since no single board or committee can achieve any of the plan’s objectives on their own. Given the importance of this approach to the Association’s strategic priorities, APA encourages nominees to Fellows Committee to review the strategic plan to become familiar with the larger context in which their expertise and interests will contribute to APA’s success.

Nominations must be submitted in a single document to include a statement of interest and a current vita. Self-nominations are welcome. Send nominations and supporting material to Sonja Wiggins, Fellows Committee Liaison, at sfellowsonlinesystem@apa.org. The deadline for receipt of all nominations is September 11, 2020.

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