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):

Call for Entries STP Guide to Graduate Student Training in the Teaching of Psychology (April 13, 2020)

Editor, "This is How I Teach" Blog (May 1, 2020)

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

Two Members of the Membership Committee (ongoing)

Graduate Students: GSTA Blog Editors (ongoing)

Additional Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2) and Psi Chi
Some links take you to APA's or Psi Chi's website:

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

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities

Call for Entries: The STP Guide to Graduate Student
Training in the Teaching of Psychology
(3rd Edition)

STP invites your program to contribute to the 3rd edition of the STP Guide to Graduate Student Training in the Teaching of Psychology.

Please forward this link to the person in your department who is responsible for graduate student teaching.

The STP Guide to Graduate Student Training in the Teaching of Psychology features descriptions of the teaching components of graduate programs in psychology. When it is completed (Fall 2020), it will be posted online on the STP e-books page and will be available at no cost. You can access the 2nd Edition of the e-book here.

We look forward to including updated information from schools who contributed to the 2nd Edition and to expanding the resource to include information about teacher training within additional graduate programs.

To be included, please fill out this online survey about teacher training and teaching opportunities in your department.

The survey should take less than an hour to complete. You may save your work and complete the survey in multiple sessions.

Please complete the online survey no later than April 13, 2020.

Sincerely,

The Editors—

Kathryn Becker Blease, Oregon State University

Melissa Beers, The Ohio State University

Jessica Hill, Utah Valley University

Raechel Soicher, Oregon State University

Clarissa Thompson, Kent State University

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Editor, "This is How I Teach" Blog

STP's “This is How I Teach” blog provides a forum for STP members to share how they teach and who they are. Authors are invited to submit essays in response to a set of questions developed by the editor and any assistant editors. Approximately two essays per month are posted to the blog. The editor will solicit responses to the common set of "This is How I Teach" blog questions, and then post those responses on the STP blog. Prior experience with blogging is not necessary, and we will train you in the online system used to post author responses.

TIMELINE/DUTIES:

  • Recruit authors to contribute to the blog.
  • Perform editing tasks related to the publication of blog posts.
  • Work with assistant editors, if any, to solicit responses and post blog posts.
  • Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the DIV2LEADERSHIP electronic discussion list (ongoing).
  • Annual report to VP for Membership (December)
The term of office is 3 years (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023) with the possibility of renewal for a second 3-year term.  To apply, please email a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Meera Komarraju, VP for Membership, meerak@siu.edu.  Please use the following Subject line for your email: "This is How I Teach" Blog

The deadline for applications is May 1, 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 June 1st, 2020.

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Two Members of the Membership Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Membership Committee is looking for two new members to replace members that have rotated off the committee. The term is three years. The committee is charged with examining ways to increase membership of the STP as well as retention of current members. We are currently helping introduce new members to STP’s resources as well as designing journal inserts to advertise STP resources in the Teaching of Psychology journal. If you are interested in serving, please email Rita Obeid - Chair of the Membership Committee - at membership@teachpsych.org. Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Graduate Students: GSTA Blog EditorsE

If you are a current graduate student with a passion for teaching psychology and are interested in gaining some experience as a writer and editor, please consider reaching out to us about getting involved. Email us at gsta@teachpsych.org to find out more!

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