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 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):

Chair, Partnerships Small Grants Committee (Deadline: December 15, 2023)

Member, Instructional Resource Grants Committee (Deadline: December 15, 2023)

Members, International Travel Grant Committee (Deadline: December 15, 2023)

Director of STP's Annual Conference on Teaching (Deadline: January 15, 2024)

Contribute to a ToP Special Issue on Disability Education (Deadline: February 1, 2024)

Service Opportunities in APA (STP serves as APA Division 2) and other organizations
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Full list of Current Career Opportunities at APA

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

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(Nominations for current openings due February 10, 2023; click here)

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, 2024 through December 31, 2026. 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 to review applications for small grants that promote communication and collaboration among psychology teachers from different institutions. For more information, visit https://teachpsych.org/members/grants/smallgrants.php.

To apply, please email a brief statement of your interest and a current CV with the Subject line “Chair, Partnerships Grant Committee” to vp-awards@teachpsych.org. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2023.


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Member, Instructional Resource Grants Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Instructional Resource Grants Committee (IRG) is accepting applications for one new member to serve a 3-year renewable term starting on January 1, 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.

All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  Applications should include a current CV along with a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please submit applications by December 15, 2023 to Dr. Renee Boburka, Chair, STP IRG Committee at irg@teachpsych.org. Please put “IRG Committee Application” in the subject line.

The purpose of the Instructional Resource Grant is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials, and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, community college, or high school level, either of which can subsequently be posted as a Teaching Resource on the STP website for interested teachers of psychology, or published in Teaching of Psychology or similar SoTL journals. The deadline for applications for the next IRG review cycle is February 1, 2024.  For more information about the Instructional Resource Grants program, visit the webpage at: http://teachpsych.org/IRG.  You may also contact Dr. Renee Boburka at irg@teachpsych.org.


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Members, International Travel Grant Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s International Travel Grant Program is accepting applications for new members to serve a 3-year renewable term starting on January 1, 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. 

All current members of STP are eligible to apply.  Please email your CV (in PDF, named Lastname_cv.pdf) with a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications to Millie Cordaro, chair of the STP International Travel Grant Program, at international-travel@teachpsych.org before 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, December 15, 2023. 

Committee members will review applications for grant funds to defray costs of international travel for STP members to psychology teaching conferences or to more general psychology conferences that have a significant teaching of psychology component. 

Information regarding the International Travel Grant Program can be found here.  


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Director of STP's Annual Conference on Teaching

Applications are currently being accepted for the next Director of STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT), which is STP’s international teaching of psychology conference held on location every October and online every February. 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.

TIMELINE: The new ACT Director will spend 12 months shadowing the current ACT Director (Lindsay Masland), and will then start a three-year term as the Director. The shadowing period runs from March 2024 through March 2025, and then the new ACT Director will serve from March 2025 through March 2028. Thus, the new Director will begin serving in the full Director role for the 2025 ACT: On Location in Minneapolis, MN. This position is eligible for reappointment upon approval of the Executive Committee for an additional three-year term. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility of the ACT Director is to orchestrate the international teaching of psychology conference in both on-location and online modalities. Each year, the Director’s duties include:

  • organizing speakers (both invited and submitted)

  • developing programs and schedules

  • managing the conference website

  • inviting and managing external exhibitors and sponsors

  • running the on-location and online conferences in real-time

  • assessing the conferences and incorporating assessment data into potential changes in the conferences for subsequent years

  • contracting with and managing vendors (e.g., audiovisual assistance, posterboard rentals, etc.)

  • negotiating with a hotel for lodging, presentation rooms, and catering for the on-location meetings 

The ACT Director also works directly with the ACT Assistant Director—whose primary responsibility is leadership for the ACT: Online conferences—but who also plays a significant support function for the ACT: On Location conferences.  Both the Director and Assistant Director are supported by a Steering Committee of 3-5 volunteers, who assist in adjudicating presentation submissions, organizing exhibitors/sponsors, updating the conference website, and executing non-academic elements of the conference (e.g., hosted dinners, trivia night, etc.)  Additionally, the Director works closely with the Executive Committee of STP by responding to their requests, gathering their recommendations and feedback, managing the conference budget, and submitting summative reports to them about the outcomes of each conference. A more detailed list of duties and responsibilities can be found at the end of this document.

SUPPORT: The ACT Director receives one course buyout or stipend each year of this position. As well, STP pays for the travel, lodging, and travel-related expenses while at ACT.  In order to select a new hotel site for the conference (a “site visit”), the ACT Director travels to potential conference cities, typically during the month of March. A budget is provided for the Director for travel, lodging, meals, and travel-related expenses during the site visit.  The incoming Director accompanies the current Director on the site visit during the training year, and they receive travel, lodging, meals, and travel-related expenses as well.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Those interested in serving as the next ACT Director should submit 

  • a letter of interest that specifically addresses:

    • your interest in the position

    • evidence of your commitment to the teaching of psychology, including engagement with STP and/or ACT 

    • relevant experiences or aptitudes, which could include leading teams, managing complex projects, or previous programming experiences

  • a current CV

  • a list of three references who could be contacted to provide more information about your programming experiences and aptitude. 

Please submit your application to the VP of Programming at vp-programming@teachpsych.org and the ACT Director at annual-conference@teachpsych.org by January 15, 2024. Questions about the application or about the position can also be directed to the addresses above. 

Note that after the incoming Director is identified, STP will solicit applications for an Assistant Director of ACT, to begin their three-year term in May 2024. (This position was new in 2023 and is currently occupied by an interim Assistant Director). Two to three new Steering Committee members will also be solicited at that time.


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Contribute to a ToP Special Issue on Disability Education

A team from the Disability Advocacy and Research Network is editing a special issue of Teaching of Psychology on Creating an Anti-Ableist Psychology Curriculum and Teaching EnvironmentConsistent 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.

Click the title for more information. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2024.

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