Nominations will open through Aug. 23, 2017.
Each year, the Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) seeks nominations for two to three representatives to serve a three-year term.
Sponsor: Committee on Early Career Psychologists
The CECP is currently seeking nominations for the following three representatives to serve a three-year term:
- Represent CECP for APA Divisions.
- Serve as CECP liaison to the Committee on APA/Division Relations (CODAPAR) and as the CECP point of contact for relationships with the APA Divisions and affiliated groups.
- Work with the SPTA representative to manage and direct activities of the Early Career Psychologist Leadership Network (ECPLN). The ECPLN is a forum for ECPs to discuss ECP priorities and programming ideas among ECP leaders in Divisions, SPTAs and all APA Boards and Committees; share strategies for increasing recruitment, retention and involvement of ECPs in professional associations; and provide feedback on CECP initiatives and activities. Together with SPTA representative, assist in supporting the ECPLN.
- Work with APAGS membership and communications members-at-large to foster and support common areas of interest for both groups and to identify collaborative opportunities.
- Upon invitation (if funding allows), attend and actively participate in the CODAPAR’s annual Division Leadership Conference.
- Develop initiatives and programs within APA that support the needs of ECPs in APA’s Divisions as appropriate.
- Promote and support activities, projects, and programs that foster joint membership and participation between ECP members of APA and APA’s Divisions.
Governance and Membership Representative
- Represent the CECP governance and membership community in APA.
- Provide feedback on early career initiatives and activities to CECP and APA.
- Serve as CECP liaison to the Membership Board and help advise the board on successful recruitment, retention and engagement efforts aimed at early career professionals.
- Serve as point of contact for the membership representatives on all boards and committees within the APA governance structure.
- Work closely with the CECP staff liaison to develop activities focused on early career membership and strategies for increasing recruitment, retention and involvement of early career members.
- Work with CECP staff liaison to provide suggestions for social media initiatives and other electronic initiatives focused on the needs of early career members.
- Work with the CECP representatives and CECP staff liaison to make regular updates to the CECP website.
- Work with the APAGS membership representative (or equivalent) to foster and support common areas of interest for both groups and to identify collaborative opportunities.
- Submit information to APA communications (e.g., Monitor) regarding CECP activities and highlighting best practices in early career member involvement.
- Monitor early career outreach communications via listservs, social media, and other electronic outlets and actively stimulating topics of discussions and conversations.
- Work with APA staff to host CECP social events at APA Annual Convention.
- Identify all ECPs in attendance at each Consolidated Meeting (by contacting committee and board staff and chairs), initiate reach out to ECP attendees through email of the events (e.g. CECP lunch meeting, social hour), maintain list of RSVPs and facilitate taking attendance at CECP-run ECP meetings (e.g. CECP lunch meeting).
- Provide list of ECPs at CECP Consolidated Meeting events for addition to ECPLN.
- Aid in and facilitate other CECP members in drafting letters of support on behalf of CECP for ECPs applying to APA Boards and Committees.
- Represent the ECP scientific community in APA.
- Serve as the CECP liaison to the Board of Scientific Affairs and the Publications and Communications Board, and as the CECP point of contact for relationships with the Science Directorate, APA psychological science committees, affiliated groups and the scientific community.
- Represent the interests of ECPs to the Board of Scientific Affairs and Science Directorate within APA.
- Develop and support projects within APA to promote the needs of ECPs in psychological science and research.
- Assist in scientific activities to advance psychological science and promote ECP relations, contributions and approaches in scientific psychology with other scientific bodies.
- Attend and actively participate in Science Directorate’s annual Science Leadership Conference (if funding allows).
- Share strategies for increasing recruitment, retention and involvement of ECPs in psychological science and provide feedback on CECP initiatives and activities. Serve as co-monitor (with Practice Representative) to the EarlyCareer listserv.
- Candidates must be APA members within ten years’ receipt of their doctorate degree at the start of their January 1 term.
- In addition, candidates must be able to attend mandatory committee meetings: one in the spring; and at least one in the fall, which may or may not be a virtual meeting. There may be additional meeting assignments for liaisons from CECP to other stakeholder groups. Meeting expenses (travel, lodging, incidentals) are reimbursed by APA. Although not reimbursed, committee members are also highly encouraged to attend and participate in CECP programming at the APA Annual Convention. The committee works extensively through email and telephone. Applicants should expect to spend a minimum of five hours per week engaged in committee activities. You can email the Office on ECPS (below) for specific questions about travel duties for the position in which you are interested.
- CECP makes intentional efforts to represent the range of psychologists in our field and discipline. Individuals from underrepresented areas of psychology and cultural, familial and personal backgrounds, and those who possess unique competencies are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Submission MaterialsAll candidates should include:
- Statement of interest from the nominee (up to two pages single-spaced).
- Current, abbreviated curriculum vitae (three pages max).
- One letter of recommendation.
Please submit materials in separate PDF files, each less than 10 MB in size. Name the files with your last name, first name, brief description. For example, "Smith_Jane_CV.pdf". If your letter writer prefers to submit a recommendation directly, or if you wish to submit it later (but not later than the deadline), a link will be provided in your confirmation email.
Online Submission Process
Please apply online through the application portal.
All materials must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Address questions about the position to the Office on Early Career Psychologists. They will be routed to the appropriate current CECP member if need be.