Archie Lee served as professor of the Hebrew Bible in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he held positions as Dean of Arts and Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies before his retirement in 2014. He was then appointed as University Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies and Director, Jao Tsung-I Institute of Religion and Chinese Studies, Shandong University, China. He is the Founding President of Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS) and was on the Council of Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) from 2009 to 2015.
He did his graduate work in archaeology and biblical studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and received his PhD in the Hebrew Bible from University of Edinburgh. His research interest is in cross-textual interpretation of the Bible and Asian culture.