Job: Albright Institute Seeks Director

The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem welcomes applications for the position of Director. The Director is the chief executive officer of the Institute and is responsible for all the Institute’s operations. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and must be able to lead development efforts (fundraising and grant writing), build and adhere to the budget, manage the Institute’s staff, direct the research fellows’ program, and oversee the maintenance of the Institute’s historic physical plant in Jerusalem. The Albright Institute seeks candidates who possess a Ph.D. and are leaders in the fields of Near Eastern Studies and/or related fields, including anthropology, archaeology, biblical studies, history, museology, and religious studies. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020, with preliminary interviews to be held in early fall. Interviews for finalists will be conducted in November 2020. The new director will take the post beginning June 1, 2022. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be based on individual experience and qualifications. Details of the contract will be negotiated at time of job offer. The initial appointment will be up to five years with a review in the second year. Benefits include a recently-renovated 3-bedroom Director’s apartment on the Albright campus in East Jerusalem. The search committee requests that all applicants submit a letter of application, a full CV, and request three letters of recommendation through the Albright Online Application Portal at All inquiries and other communications should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. J. Edward Wright ( Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Albright Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, and all candidates will be considered on the basis of their individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. The Albright Institute engages in and facilitates research on the history and cultures of the Near East by supporting archaeological and historical research and excavation, sponsoring doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships, and including students and the public in lecture and research programs. For more information on the Albright Institute, please visit

The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research is a member center of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.