Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute Nicosia

Position Opening: Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI), Nicosia, Cyprus – July 2011

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. 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 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. The director reports to the Executive Committee of CAARI. The Director’s responsibilities include the on-going development of its library, the preparation and implementation of programs of scholarly and public events, supporting visiting fellows, and providing services for archaeological projects in Cyprus. The director 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. The director works with the Board of Trustees in preparing 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. Must hold Ph.D. in archaeology or related field. Knowledge of modern Greek an asset. Administrative management experience, leadership skills, ability to converse with US and international academe, strong people skills, good private and public speaking ability.

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

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 1, 2010.

Email application to CAARI at following email address:

CAARI is an equal opportunity employer.

Institution or Company offering position: 
Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
Contact Name: 
Stuart Swiny