Committee on Early Career Psychologists Seeks Nominations for Two Representative Positions

Committee on Early Career Psychologists Seeks Nominations for Two Representative Positions

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) is seeking nominations for two representatives to serve a three-year term (2014-2016). Candidates must be an APA member within seven years’ receipt of their doctorate degree on January 1, 2014:
1. Education Representative:

Current work experience as an educator, experience working with Early Career Psychologists and the ability to represent their interests to the education community in the field, experience working with committees and other groups in promoting education and training of students, and experience in initiating and implementing projects.

2. State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations (SPTA) Representative:

Promotes early career member interests and leadership experiences in State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations (SPTAs), and represents the interests of SPTAs related to early career psychologists within APA. This position co-directs a network of early career psychologist representatives from SPTA and APA Divisions, and facilitates activities, projects and programs that foster joint membership and participation between the early career psychologist memberships of APA and SPTAs. In addition, it is likely that this individual will be invited to attend the State Leadership Conference in March. Applicants for the SPTA Slate will be evaluated on leadership experiences within SPTA governance and program activities, as well as a general history of leadership and governance work.

All candidates should include:
  1. Statement of Interest from the Nominee
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. One Letter of Recommendation

Selected candidates must be able to attend mandatory committee meetings; one in the spring, and two in the fall. Some committee members may be asked to attend additional meetings depending on their position. Meeting expenses are reimbursed by APA. Although not reimbursed, committee members are highly encouraged to attend and participate in early career programming annually at the APA convention. The committee works extensively through listserv and email. Applicants should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week engaged in committee activities.

Nomination materials must be received by August 16, 2013. Applicants will be notified in mid-December.

Submit all materials in a single Word or PDF document. Put your name and the name of the slate that you are applying for in the subject line and as the name of your document (e.g. Jane Smith, Education Slate). Email all materials to Sonja Wiggins at

CECP seeks to represent the interests and concerns of early career psychologists throughout APA. For more information about the committee and other early career resources, please visit the APA early career website. If you have any questions, please contact the current Chair, Ayse Ciftci, PhD at