The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology is an academic unit of the University of Warsaw. Its director is appointed for a four-year term by the Rector from among independent research staff of the University of Warsaw, following a competition. The PCMA has a Research Council which includes four members from the University of Warsaw, three members from other Polish academic institutions, the PCMA director and deputy director. The PCMA has over 40 employees, including the staff of its overseas branches: the Research Centre in Cairo and the Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum.