Ahmet Bilir gives courses in the Department of Archaeology at Duzce University, where he is appointed. He received his Ph.D. from Selcuk University, Institute of Social Sciences, Classical Archeology Department with his thesis entitled "The Importance of the Cilicia Region in the Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Trade in the Roman Period" in 2014. He is the Director of the Underwater Studies Application and Research Center's Director and the Medieval Archeology Department Head at Duzce University. He worked as the Director of Cultural Affairs in Duzce Municipality for a temporary period. (2019). Bilir managed the North East Marmara Sea Underwater Research (The NEMSUS Project) in Istanbul (2016-2019). He also served as the vice president of the Iznik Underwater Basilica Excavations (2022). Nowadays, he provides scientific support to the underwater excavations of the Ancient Calpe (Kerpe) Port on the Black Sea coast of Kocaeli Province and offers scientific consultancy for the Acheron Necropolis Excavations in Heraclea Pontica (Karadeniz Ereğli / Zonguldak).