Director for the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center


15 Kypranoros str. P.O.Box 27456
1645 Nicosia
Monday, November 15, 2010

The Cyprus Institute ( is a novel, non-profit research and educational institution, with a scientific and technological orientation, pursuing issues of regional importance and of global significance in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa. The development of CyI involves the progressive launching of several cross-disciplinary research centres.  The Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) is being jointly developed in collaboration with Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF) and is intended to serve as an important research resource for CyI, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region, and as a gateway between the EU and the region for advancing science and technology in archaeology and cultural heritage.

Position Description

The Director of STARC will be responsible for the conduct of all affairs of the research center, and will report to the Vice President for Research of CyI. He/she will work in Cyprus, and will be offered a professorial appointment with tenure, with an internationally attractive salary and benefits package, commensurate to his/her high degree of responsibility and qualification.


The founding Director will be directly responsible for:
•    Shaping the research agenda of the Center.
•    Developing and implementing strategies appropriate to the Center’s missions and objectives.
•    Recruiting the senior research staff, and generally supervising the human resources of the Center.
•    Planning and implementing the design of laboratories and other facilities appropriate to the Center’s research program.
•    Collaborating closely with the CyI Vice President for Research and the President of the Institute to develop the STARC within the overall CyI structure.
•    Developing organisational structures for the appropriate functioning of the STARC.
•    Raising financial and other resources to support the research programs of the STARC


The candidate should be an outstanding individual of international calibre, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in research management. He/she must have a scientific record of the highest international level, a strong vision of the role of science and technology in archaeology and cultural heritage and of the importance of science and technology capacity building in Europe and in the Eastern Mediterranean. Previous responsibility for institution building and/or managing complex projects from development to implementation would be a strong advantage.

The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, with strong capacities for managing human resources, and for generating and maintaining contacts in the academic, business and governmental circles, as well as obtaining support from them for the Center. Proficiency in spoken and written English is indispensable, while knowledge of the Greek language would be an advantage but is not a requirement.
Applicants should submit: (i) a CV including a list of publications, a compilation of research grants obtained,  and relevant managerial experience, (ii) a Vision Statement about their plans for the development of STARC, and (iii) a list of at least five potential referees (incl. their contact details).

For further information please contact Prof. Loukas Kalisperis ( To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2010 via e-mail to Please show the following reference in the subject heading: STARC-00-21. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Institution or Company offering position: 
The Cyprus Institute
Contact Name: 
Prof. Loukas Kalisperis