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):

STP Regional Coordinator at SEPA (May 1, 2021)

Director, Departmental Consulting Services (May 30, 2021)

Co-Editor, STP E-book for “Teaching Tips” e-book (May 30, 2021)

Associate Editors, STP E-books (May 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

Two Members-at-Large, APA Board of Directors (Deadline: May 21, 2021)

Members, Board of Scientific Affairs Task Force on Inequities in Academic Tenure and Promotion (Deadline: May 30, 2021)

Members, APA Science Student Council (Deadline: June 15, 2021) 

Psi Chi Diversity Director (Deadline: June 30, 2022)

APA Representative to the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues (Deadline: July 19, 2021)

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

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities


STP Regional Coordinator at SEPA

STP is now accepting applications for a Coordinator of STP Programming at the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting.  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.

This two-year term will begin May 15, 2021 and will continue through May 14, 2022. There are no term limits for the SEPA coordinator position. Rather, the position will be reviewed bi-annually by the Director of Regional Conference Programming on a case-by-case basis. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2021. Please send applications to regional-conference@teachpsych.org. See below for the general roles and responsibilities of STP Regional Conference Coordinators.

Roles and Responsibilities for STP Regional Conference Coordinators

STP Regional Conference Coordinators are responsible for overseeing teaching-related programming at one of seven regional psychology conference held each year. This may include, but is not limited to, oversight of teaching related poster sessions, workshops, and invited talks. Coordinators report to the STP Director of Regional Conference Programming.

Essential Criteria for STP Regional Conference Coordinator:

  • be an STP member
  • support and strengthen STP programming through conference activities like teaching demos, talks, workshops, posters, and roundtables
  • communicate with the STP Director of Regional Conference Programming
  • communicate with regional conference planning team
  • communicate with STP GSH or HKW speaker if one is selected for you, including details of travel reimbursement (up to $1500)
  • OR if a speaker is not selected for you in a given year, select an STP speaker of your choice and communicate with them regarding travel reimbursement (up to $1500)
  • read an STP-promoting announcement at the beginning of the STP-sponsored keynote speaker session; then, introduce the STP invited speaker
  • attend teaching-related conference sessions and hand out STP swag
  • provide an end-of-conference report to the STP Director of Regional Conference Programming that includes quantitative and qualitative data about the numbers, types, and attendance of sessions.

Conference-Dependent Criteria for STP Regional Conference Coordinator:

  • represent STP programming during planning for regional conferences
  • serve on the regional conference executive committee
  • support and strengthen STP programming through casual activities like social hours and dinners

To Apply:

Please send a CV and a cover letter that addresses your interest in this position to regional-conference@teachpsych.org by May 1, 2021. Your cover letter should introduce yourself and answer the following questions:

1. What, if any, experiences do you have that are relevant to this position?

2. What past engagement do you have with this regional conference?

3. What past engagement do you have with STP?

4. STP Regional Conference Coordinators are expected to be on-site for the duration of teaching-related programming at the regional conference. They receive reimbursement for one-night accommodation at the conference site. Does this arrangement pose any problems for you to fulfill your duties as a regional conference coordinator?

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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. 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.

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 vp-resources@teachpsych.org by May 30, or contact Bill Altman for more information.

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Co-Editor, STP E-book for “Teaching Tips” e-book

STP seeks a Co-Editor for its series of STP E-books on Teaching Tips.  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.

Every year at the regional conferences there are paper and poster presentations on teaching issues that are largely forgotten after the conference.  An annual STP e-book series, Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching , captures this material, organizes it into topical categories, and provides readers with a summary of the conference presentation and contact information for those who would like more information. The Co-Editor will work with the current Editor to compile presentations compiled by the conference chairs for APA, ACT, NITOP, APS, Psychology One, RMPA, MPA, SWPA, MAToP, MToP and SETOP. The Co-Editor will assume Editor duties for future volumes (with a co-editor, if desired). If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Jessica Cerniak, Editor of STP E-books (e-books@teachpsych.org) by May 30, 2021.

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Associate Editors, STP E-books

STP is soliciting new associate editors for STP's E-books who will serve for a 2-year term beginning this year.  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 E-Books editorial board is comprised of one editor-in-chief and several associate editors. Associate editors are assigned two tasks:  develop and/or edit one e-book that advances the causes of the Society, and review e-book proposals. If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Jessica Cerniak, Editor of STP E-books (e-books@teachpsych.org) by May 30, 2021.


APA Representative to the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues

APA seeks nominations of APA members for one appointment to represent the association in the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues (IPsyNet).  The appointment would begin January 1, 2022 and is a three-year term.  The appointee will join continuing APA Representative, Nadine Nakamura, PhD.  IPsyNet is comprised of regional and national psychology organizations from around the world, which appoint representatives to participate in virtual meetings and initiatives. 

About IPsyNet & APA’s Representatives

The mission of IPsyNet is to facilitate and support the contributions of psychological organizations to the following:

  • Global understanding of sexual orientation diversity and transgender and gender diversity,
  • Health and well-being of people around the world who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or intersex (LGBTI),
  • Full enjoyment of human rights by people of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, gender identities and sex characteristics. 

Key areas of activity include developing and increasing programming in regional and international meetings of psychology, and policy advocacy within national and international psychology and beyond.  

IPsyNet representatives facilitate bi-monthly calls of one hour each, and activities of the Programming, Policy, or Workshop committees between calls. To the extent possible, IPsyNet representatives participate in regional and international psychology conferences, including the International Congress of Psychology and the International Congress of Applied Psychology. 

APA’s IPsyNet representatives also participate as co-chairs in quarterly conference calls of the APA Oversight Group, which oversees APA’s participation in IPsyNet and nominates two APA members for appointment by the APA President to represent the association. The Oversight Group currently seeks nominees for one appointment to represent APA with IPsyNet with broad international experience and networks.

The Oversight Group values diversity with respect to social identities; and therefore actively welcomes members of socially marginalized groups to apply (e.g. individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color [BIPOC], gender expansive and sexual orientation diverse individuals, persons with disabilities, individuals for whom English is not their first language, immigrants/refugees). The Oversight Group also values facility with more than one language and proficiency in Spanish is particularly desirable.

The Oversight Group is composed of representatives appointed from among their members by the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, the Committee on International Relations in Psychology, the APA Graduate Students Committee, the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44), and International Psychology (Division 52). 

Visit the IPsyNet website for more information on IPsyNet’s goals, activities, and history.

How to Apply

The nominee and/or nominator should include a statement of interest highlighting the nominee’s qualifications, which should be accompanied by the nominee’s curriculum vita. Self-nominations are welcome.

Please submit nominations by July 19, 2021 to: ipsynet@apa.org 

American Psychological Association

Representatives

Psychology Network for

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues 

Job Description

The Oversight Group approved the job description for the APA Network Representatives in January 2005, with revisions in April 2020:

The APA President will appoint the Network Representatives for three-year terms from nominations provided by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Activities Oversight Group.

Job Description

Represent APA in IPsyNet.  Because the Board of Directors authorized APA to play a leadership role in the network, the APA representatives will be expected to actively lead in the development and maintenance of the network, including facilitating the bi-monthly international conference calls. APA representatives will need to provide considerable organizational expertise and experience. The work will involve collaborating with other members of APA governance as well as other international organizations and their representatives.

Communicate quarterly with oversight group by conference call.

Make recommendations to oversight group for APA governance action.

Assist with programming related to LGBTI topics at international conferences such as International Congress of Psychology and International Congress of Applied Psychology. Work cooperatively with the organizers of these conferences.

Develop and maintain appropriate IPsyNet policy statements; assist in dissemination of policy.

Assist with development of training workshops that may be offered trans-nationally.

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