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The Research Division Director applications will be due on April 6, 2016.  Applications will be available soon. To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Online application
  2. Four page CV (email to hlicata@assh.org)
  3. Two letters of support (email to hlicata@assh.org)
  4. Completed COI form

Please contact Haley Licata (hlicata@assh.org) with questions.

The following Council positions will be accepting applications beginning in May :


Vice President

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
  • Only an individual who shall have been an Active member for five (5) years prior to the time of election shall be eligible for nomination as an officer. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (b).)
  • Prior service on Council is required for election to the presidential line.

Term

  • 4 years: 1 year position automatically succeeds to President Elect, President and Past President.
  • Term begins on the last day of ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • May not serve two consecutive terms in office. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 2)

Time Commitments

  • A two day face-to-face meeting in spring.
  • A one day face-to-face meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two to three hour face-to-face meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two day meeting in late fall/early winter.
  • ‚ÄčAll Executive Committee meetings, which generally occur the day before the scheduled Council meeting. An additional Executive Committee meeting is generally scheduled during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting.
  • Presidential line meeting in the spring or summer.
  • Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation at the early winter meeting.

Statutory Obligations As Defined in Bylaws (February 2007)

  • The Vice President shall perform such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President or the Council. (Article VI, Section 4)
  • The Vice President shall succeed to the office of President-elect at the close of the Annual Meeting the year following election to the office of Vice President, or in the event of the death, resignation, removal, or incapacity of the President-elect. (Article VI, Section 4)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend all scheduled Council meetings.
  • Prepare for active participation in Council  meetings by reading Council agenda materials prior to the date of the Council meeting.
  • Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
  • Perform all other functions as related to serving on the Council as requested.
  • Become familiar with responsibilities of the President and President-Elect.
  • Begin to develop a theme for the Presidential year.
  • Select the Annual Meeting Program Chair for the meeting over which he/she will preside, so the chair can sit on the committee for the prior annual meeting. Do the same for the Residents and Fellows Program Chair.
  • Select the Specialty Day Chair for the meeting over which he/she will preside; the Specialty Day Chair is co-chair for the first year, then chairs the next year, then ex-officio.
  • Serve on: Membership Committee, Executive Committee, Central Office Advisory Committee, Finance Committee.
  • Serve as Council Liaison to:
  • Historian and Museum Curator, Bone and Joint Decade Liaison
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Liaison
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Board
  • ASPS/PSEF (AMA Plastic Surgery Caucus Cte)
  • ACS Advisory Council Liaison
  • American College of Surgeons Governor
  • American Association for Hand Surgery Liaisons
  • Lead committees under Vice President's division

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Member-at-Large

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))

Term

  • 3 years

Time Commitments

  • A two day face-to-face meeting in spring.
  • A one day face-to-face meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two to three hour face-to-face meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
  • A two day meeting in late fall/early winter
  • Council members are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation at the early winter meeting.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all scheduled Council meetings.
  • Prepare for active participation in Council meetings by reading Council Agenda materials prior to the date of the Council meeting.
  • Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
  • Perform all other functions as related to serving on the Council as requested.
  • Lead committees under Member at Large responsibilities

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Research Director

Qualifications

  • Must be an Active member. (Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (a))
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the ASSH Mission, Vision, Values, Goals, and Strategic Plan
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the AFSH Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Ability to work as a team player, and place personal agenda secondary to the Society and/or Foundation’s best interests.
  • Effectiveness, responsiveness and timeliness related to ASSH/AFSH activities.
  • Administrative and organizational skills - including prior or current leadership or volunteer positions.
  • Special areas of knowledge, skill or insight of potential benefit to the Society/Foundation and Council/Board of Trustees.
  • Track record of significant research work, publications and contributions to the field.
  • History of securing diverse grants as a primary investigator, collaborator, and mentor.
  • Awards or other special recognition within or outside of medicine.
  • Willingness to contribute to, and raise funds in support of, the Hand Foundation.

Note: Research Director may not apply for research funding either as a Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator or sponsor/mentor during his or her term. Additionally, the Director must recuse him or herself from the grant review process, including any scoring or discussions regarding grant submissions from his or her institution.

Term

  • 3 years (10/1/2016 – 9/7/2019) - this applies both to the term as Research Director and on the AFSH Board of Trustees

Time Commitments

    • A two to three-hour AFSH Board of Trustee meeting, held in conjunction with the AAOS Annual Meeting.
    • A two-day Council meeting in spring.
    • A one-day Council meeting prior to the ASSH Annual Meeting.
    • A two to three-hour Council meeting immediately following the ASSH Annual Meeting.
    • A two to three-hour AFSH Board of Trustee meeting during the ASSH Annual Meeting.
    • A two-day Council meeting in late fall/early winter.
    • A two-day study section review meeting with the Research Management Committee in early summer.
    • Attendance at the fall BOS meeting and one additional BOS meeting each year as the BOS Research Representative.
    • Council members and AFSH Trustees are also expected to participate in conference calls, email discussions, email ballots, and other communications throughout the year. They may be asked to serve on special task forces and/or serve as liaisons to various committees or individuals within the Society/Foundation. New Council members will be expected to attend a half-day orientation prior to the early winter Council meeting.

Responsibilities

    • Direct and coordinate the functions of all committees in the Division.
    • Communicate with each chair the charges of his or her committee, as directed from Council.
    • Provide Council with a report on Division committee activities at Council and Trustee meetings, annually.
    • Serve as a member of the AFSH Board of Trustees in fulfilling the mission of the Foundation.
    • Provide guidelines, if available, to the Chairs about the execution of their responsibilities and the functions of their committee and its members.
    • Supervise the functions of each committee and inquire about their concerns and needs
    • Relay any issues, needs or urgent demands that the committee Chairs may have to the Council.
    • Act as a liaison among various committees as needed.
    • Arrange for one meeting at the ASSH Annual Meeting or other suitable time with all committee chairs in the Division.
    • Develop benchmarks for success, for each committee and monitor goal achievement.
    • Complete evaluations for each Committee Chair as part of the Committee Advisory Group process.
    • Communicate these evaluations with Presidential line, especially President Elect.
    • Communicate with Chairs their performance evaluation.
    • Review committee charges annually and make sure that they are appropriate and relevant; suggest revisions to President Elect.

 Committees

The Research Division Director will be responsible for the following committees, as of January 2016.  This is subject to change.

  • ASSH Research Management Committee
  • ASSH Clinical Research and Grantsmanship Committee
  • AFSH Weiland Medal Committee

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