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):

Director, Professional Development Mentoring Network (Deadline: August 30, 2021)

Director, Departmental Consulting Service (Deadline: August 30, 2021)

Editor, Best Practices in Teaching and Learning (Deadline: August 30, 2021)

Editor, Project Syllabus (Deadline: August 30, 2021)

Associate Editor, E-xcellence in Teaching (Deadline: August 30, 2021)

Call for chapters for STP E-Book: Empowering Students as Change Agents in Psychology Courses (Deadline: September 15, 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

Members, APA Continuing Education Committee (Deadline: August 12, 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

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Director, Professional Development Mentoring Network

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting applications for a Director of the Professional Development Mentoring Network. 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’s term will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2024.  The Director is responsible for coordinating the mentoring network through recruitment of mentors, selection of mentees, matching mentees with mentors, monitoring network activities, updating program materials based on a yearly review of program activities. The Director is also responsible for overseeing the Director of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop.

If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to the Vice-President for Resources, Bill Altman, at vp-resources@teachpsych.org before August 30, 2021, or contact Bill Altman for more information.

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Director, Departmental Consulting Services

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting applications forDirector of the Departmental Consulting Service (DCS). 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’s term will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2024. The DCS is offered to psychology departments through the joint efforts of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) and the APA Education Directorate. 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, faculty, advising, research facilities, and departmental program evaluation. The Director is also responsible for advertising services by posting to email lists, STP blogs, 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 will be provided by the current Director during the final months of 2021.

If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to the Vice-President for Resources, Bill Altman, at vp-resources@teachpsych.org before August 30, 2021, or contact Bill Altman for more information.

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Editor, Project Syllabus

STP is now accepting applications for Editor for Project Syllabus. 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 Editor’s term will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2024. The Editor for Project Syllabus is responsible for soliciting and posting exemplary syllabi in psychology, doing outreach and education on the nature of exemplary syllabi, and keeping the Project Syllabus website current. Ongoing tasks include:

If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to the Vice-President for Resources, Bill Altman, at vp-resources@teachpsych.org before August 30, 2021, or contact Bill Altman for more information.

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Associate Editor, E-xcellence in Teaching

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting applications for an Associate Editor for E-xcellence in Teaching. 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 Associate Editor’s term will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2024. The Associate Editor assists the Editor with recruiting authors to contribute to E-xcellence in Teaching, and editing monthly essays.

Please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Dane Hudson, Director of Publications at publications@teachpsych.org by August 30, or contact Danae Hudson for more information.

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Editor, Best Practices in Teaching and Learning

STP is now accepting applications for Editor of Best Practices in Teaching and Learning. 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 Editor’s term will begin on January 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2024. The Editor has primary responsibility for the development and publicizing of Best Practices resources, including editorial decisions and related correspondence with document authors, formatting and layout of accepted documents, communication with the Internet Editor and/or Associate Internet Editor regarding posting resources, and ensuring that permissions and copyrights are in order. The Editor will:

  • Solicit appropriate materials related to various aspects of the teaching of psychology.
  • Receive and coordinate the review of materials.
  • Solicit and coordinate an appropriate panel of peer reviewers.
  • Publicize available materials.
  • Participate on the DIV2LEADERSHIP electronic discussion list.
  • Produce an annual report for the VP for Resources.

If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to the Vice President of Resources, Bill Altmanat vp-resources@teachpsych.org by August 30, 2021.

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Call for chapters for STP E-Book:
Empowering Students as Change Agents in Psychology Courses

In recent years students’ awareness of issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has increased. With that increasing awareness, the question “What can we do about this?” echoes loudly in college courses. The goal of this e-book is to provide psychology instructors with examples of concrete ideas about how to empower students as change agents in courses that integrate DEI issues. In conceiving broadly of “empowerment,” we are interested in, but not limited to, topics such as: specific activities and methods that scaffold students’ ability to engage in collective action or public discourse around social justice topics (e.g., activities in which students practice micro-interventions or write blog entries), or diminish the power dynamic between teacher and students (e.g., ungrading), or provide students tools to navigate the emotional nature of social justice issues.

The book aims at a broad range of courses (any psychology course), levels (introductory and advanced undergraduate, graduate), and modalities (in person, online), and a broad range of pedagogical features including classroom activities, syllabus and class curriculum approaches, pedagogical strategies and frameworks, readings and other materials, etc.

If you’re interested in contributing to this volume, please contact co-editors Melissa Fortner and Iva Katzarska-Miller at STPempoweringebook@gmail.com by September 15, 2021 for more information.

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