AO CMF R&D Chair to be elected

AO CMF announces a call for applications or nominations for the post of AO CMF R&D Commission Chair for the coming term

07 March 2019

AOCMF Call for elections / International


The tenure of the current AO CMF R&D Chair will draw to a close of his term in June 2020. With this in mind, AO CMF announces the opening of this call for applications and nominations.
If you are interested and fit the criteria mentioned below, you may apply for this role of responsibility and leadership. You may also nominate a colleague who meets the selection pre-requisites. Please note: your applications or nominations must be submitted between April 2019 and July 2019.


AO CMF R&D Commission Chair position has been created for highly motivated individuals of international professional repute and excellent scientific and clinical recognition.
The elected Chair will lead the AO CMF R&D Commission, overseeing and managing all R&D activities. Applicants are expected to have the vision to lead AO CMF R&D and set new standards to position AO CMF as a global leader in Craniomaxillofacial surgery research.

The successful candidate will become the AO CMF R&D Commission Chair for a three-year term from July 2020 to June 2023, with the option of re-election for a second term.

To apply for this position, the candidates must be an AO CMF member who fulfills the requirements provided in the Job description and must be willing to commit the requested time and to be able to work in a multicultural environment without any travel restrictions. 

Election process

Applications must be submitted to AO CMF between April 2019 and July 31, 2019. These will then be handed to the Nomination Committee (NomCom).

The applications of candidates who fulfill the pre-requisites will be selected by the NomCom and forwarded to the electorate.

The electorate's composition is the voting members of the AO CMF R&D Commission, members of the immediate past AO CMF R&D Commission and voting members of the AO CMF International Board.

The "first past the post" election mechanism with two rounds (run-offs) will be used. The first run-off shall only retain the two candidates with the most votes and all others shall be dropped. The second and last round will then require an absolute majority.

This election will be conducted by voting in December 2019. The result will be announced by end of January 2020, and the formal transition of leadership will take place in July 2020.

AO CMF invites eligible candidates to apply

Please submit:

Please submit the completed documents to the AO CMF R&D Senior Project Manager Mirjam Bucher at:

Download the Job description.

More Information

For more information, please contact Mirjam Bucher Phone: + 41 44 200 24 70

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