Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

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 committee, taskforce, or working group vacancy, this will be one of the places where the vacancy is announced. In the meantime, here’s a partial list of executive committee members and their areas of responsibilities. If you click on each name, you’ll be directed to that person’s email address. Even if there is no current vacancy, you should feel free to contact one or more of these individuals to express your interest in serving on a specific committee. If you’re a nonmember visitor to this site and are interested in getting involved with STP, then by all means return to the homepage and submit your membership application online. We welcome anyone interested in the teaching of psychology.

Current Service Opportunities

Call for Nominations (including Self-Nominations) for the position of Chair, International Relations Committee


The Chair of the International Relations Committee, serving a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2018, 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, 2017. Nominations should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the International Relations Committee and a current CV. Send nominations to Susan Nolan (susan.nolan@shu.edu). Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting self nominations for one new member of the six-member Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee.  Nominees must be members of STP (APA Division 2) and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting February 1, 2018.  Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please reply by September 15, 2017 to Elizabeth Mazur, Chair, STP IRA Committee at emazur@psu.edu.

The purpose of the Instructional Resource Awards is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials that can be subsequently duplicated and distributed to interested teachers of psychology by the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, college, community college, or high school level that can be distributed through the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources for Psychology. The deadline for applications for the next cycle is February 1, 2018.

For more information about the Instructional Resource Award program, visit its webpage on the Society's members’ web site under “Awards” at http://teachpsych.org.  You also may contact Dr. Elizabeth Mazur at Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus at emazur@psu.edu.

Position Announcement - Director of STP Programming at the APS Convention

STP seeks a new Director of STP Programming at the APS Convention.  The Director recruits speakers for the APS Teaching Institute and other STP talks at the convention, participates in monthly APS conference calls, and attends the APS convention each Memorial Day weekend to manage programming, introduce speakers, and attend an APS Program Committee meeting.  The director also reviews all poster submissions to the APS Teaching Institute, and submits two reports per year to the STP Vice President for Programming.

The current director will mentor the incoming director. The position is a 3-year term.  The incoming director will shadow the current director at the 2018 conference, and then assume responsibility for the 2019-2021 conferences.  APS provides funds for the director to attend the convention. Additionally, STP provides any additional travel funds if necessary and one course release or a $4000 stipend in the first 3-year term. If interested and in good standing, the Director can do an additional 3-year term.   

Candidates must be able recruit conference speakers, must have good organizational skills so that important tasks are completed on time, must be comfortable speaking to large audiences when making conference announcements and introducing STP speakers, and must be willing to travel to each annual APS convention.  Candidates must also be members of STP.  Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

If interested, or if you have questions, please contact Aaron S. Richmond at arichmo3@msudenver.edu
The application deadline is October 2, 2017

Please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu) by the deadline.

    Name:
    Email:
    Affiliation/state:
    Please list, if any, your past and present involvement with STP:
    A statement of why you are interested in this position and the qualities that will aid in your success.
    Please provide a current CV.

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