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 Officers: President-Elect, Secretary, 2 Vice Presidents, APA Council Rep (Deadline: December 15, 2022)

Director, STP Programming at International Conferences (Deadline: December 15, 2022)

Members, 2023 STP Presidential Task Forces (Deadline: December 16, 2022)

Chair, High School Teacher Travel Grant Committee (Deadline: January 15, 2022)

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

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

Full list of APA Boards and Committees

Current Service Opportunities

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Call for Applications for STP Officer Elections 

The STP/Division Two Elections and Appointments Committee seeks applications for five key leadership positions.  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. 

  • President-Elect: 1-year term beginning January 1, 2024 followed by a one-year presidential term, a one-year term as Past President, and one-year service on the Advocacy Committee
  • Secretary (2024-2026)
  • Vice President for Programming (2024-2026) 
  • Vice President for Resources (2024-2026)
  • Division 2 Representative to APA Council (2024-2026)

Descriptions of responsibilities and further information about the positions can be found in the STP Bylaws and in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Please consider applying and encourage applications from colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment, and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. All applicants must be STP members. Candidates for Division 2 Representative to APA Council must also be APA members. APA membership is not required to be a candidate for President-Elect, Secretary, or either Vice President. 

Please note that an application for an office does not guarantee appearance of that applicant on the election ballot; the final slate of candidates is determined by the STP Advocacy Committee following review of all applicants. 

Send applications to Susan Nolan, Past President, at elections@teachpsych.orgThe deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.

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Director, STP Programming at International Conferences

STP seeks a Director for STP Programming at International Conferences to serve January 1, 2023 through December 31 2025 with an option for renewal.  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 Director of STP Programming at International Conferences will foster teaching programming at international conferences that address the teaching of psychology. In order to offer teaching-related programming, the Director will identify, coordinate, and nurture international liaisons for each identified conference. The Director receives travel support to attend one international conference per year that focuses on the teaching of psychology.  Additional information about this position is available on pages 71-72 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual

To apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Kristin Whitlock, Vice President for Programming, vp-programming@teachpsych.org by December 15, 2022.


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Members, 2023 STP Presidential Task Forces

STP President-Elect Diane Finley has identified two task forces for her presidential year, and she is currently seeking applicants for either task force.  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.

Terms of Service: Both task forces are time-limited. Task force reports are expected within 2023.

Community College Involvement in STP

Community college faculty comprise a large group of psychology instructors. Yet, we do not see them engaging with STP in large numbers. The purpose for this task force is to figure out how to welcome these faculty, how to increase the number who join STP, and how we can encourage them to become active in STP leadership. What can STP do to facilitate that engagement? The mission will be to explore 1) how many CC faculty, both full-time and adjunct, belong to STP; 2) if members, how can we encourage more involvement; 3) if not a member what can STP do to encourage engagement?

HBCU/MSI/TCU Involvement in STP

There are a large number of faculty who teach at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Tribal Colleges and University (TCU). Yet, we do not see these faculty engaging with STP in large numbers. The purpose for this task force is to figure out how to welcome these faculty, how to increase the number who join STP, and how we can encourage them to become active in STP leadership. What can STP do to facilitate that engagement? The mission will be to explore 1) how many faculty from these institutions, both full-time and adjunct, belong to STP; 2) if members, how can we encourage more involvement; 3) if not a member what can STP do to encourage engagement. 

How to Apply to Either Task Force

Please submit the following materials to Diane Finley president-elect@teachpsych.org no later than Friday, December 16, 2022.

  • Identify task force of interest in the subject line.
  • A short letter of application explaining your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in this position.
  • A current CV.

Questions? Email president-elect@teachpsych.org.


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Chair, High School Teacher Travel Grant Committee

STP seeks a Chair for the High School Teacher Travel Grant Committee to serve January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025 with an option for renewal.  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.

High School Teacher Travel Grants are intended to defray the costs of travel to psychology teaching conferences or to more general psychology conferences that have a significant teaching of psychology component. The Chair will lead the committee through the process of soliciting and reviewing applications. Additional information about this position is available on pages 50-51 of STP’s Policies and Procedures Manual

To apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vice President for Grants and Awards, vp-awards@teachpsych.org by January 15, 2023.


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