Job Posting: Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (Deadline September 20, 2016)

Job Posting: Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI), Nicosia, Cyprus. To begin 1 July 2017.

(BU Archaeology): The Institute: Founded in 1978, the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) is an American not-for-profit organization located in Nicosia, Cyprus. The mission of CAARI is to promote the study and knowledge of Cypriot archaeology and related disciplines. With a newly expanded and technologically outfitted library space, CAARI is one of the most important centers for the study of archaeology and related history and culture in the eastern Mediterranean. Affiliated with the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), CAARI offers international and Cypriot scholars comprehensive research facilities through its world-class library and technical support facilities. CAARI also conducts lectures, seminars, and symposia for professional and lay audiences; offers fellowships for U.S. and international students and established scholars; and maintains a residence for overseas students and scholars. See our website for further information and job description.

Responsibilities of the Director: The Director directs and manages CAARI’s research center, its staff, and its residence in line with the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees of CAARI. Responsibilities of the Director include the on-going development of its library, preparation and implementation of scholarly and public programs and events, facilitating and supporting the work of fellows and visiting scholars, and providing services for archaeological projects in Cyprus. The Director reports to the Executive Committee of CAARI and works with the Board of Trustees in broadening U.S. and international interest in Cypriot studies and on strengthening bonds with the Cypriot community, as well as with U.S. and European research institutions. Along with the Board of Trustees, the Director prepares strategic plans for CAARI and assists in fund raising.

Qualifications: Must have substantial knowledge of archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean with research experience in Cyprus. Ph.D. in archaeology or related field is preferred, but equivalent academic experience will be considered. Knowledge of modern Greek an asset. Administrative management experience, leadership skills, ability to converse with U.S. and international academe, strong people skills, good private and public speaking ability are requisite. Essential is capable interaction with government agencies of the Republic of Cyprus.

Compensation: An attractive package of salary and benefits is offered. Specific terms negotiable.

Terms of Service: Three year initial contract preferred, with renewal possible.

Deadline for Application: Application comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of not more than two pages setting out the candidate’s vision of CAARI as an American overseas research center, as well as names and contact information for three references must be received by September 20, 2016.

Email application to CAARI at following email address:

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the annual meeting of ASOR in San Antonio, Texas in November.

CAARI is an equal opportunity employer.