Academic Assistant (50%) - Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) - College of Europe, Bruges campus

The College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is seeking applications for the position of Academic Assistant (50%) for the joint Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA), offered together with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), starting on 1st March 2024.

We are looking for candidates, preferably with a measure of College of Europe experience, with

  • a Master’s degree in EU Studies and/or International Relations and/or related fields with an excellent average grade (at least 15 out of 20, mention ‘very good’),
  • a solid knowledge of international affairs, EU institutions and decision-making,
  • a demonstrable interest in transatlantic affairs; experience related to transatlantic relations is an asset;
  • a very good command of English; a good command of French is an asset,
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team,
  • excellent organisational and intercultural skills,
  • an interest in teaching and research,
  • a high measure of flexibility (working hours may include evenings or weekends), and
  • at least one year of relevant work experience.

Tasks include

  • assisting the Director of the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs programme and professors teaching within the programme (e.g. organisational back-up),
  • advising students,
  • contributing to the administration of the Master programme (e.g. inter-departmental meetings, coordination with The Fletcher School, organising guest lectures and conferences, participation in the selection of prospective students),
  • research and publications.

The College offers

  • an excellent academic setting for professional development in a pleasant, international working environment;
  • an employment contract under Belgian labour law until August 2025, renewable;
  • a competitive remuneration, higher than standards in the field;
  • a comprehensive benefits package including holiday pay and an end-of-year bonus,meal vouchers, a home office allowance, a transportation or relocation allowance, hospitalization insurance, as well as a complementary pension scheme;
  • legal and public holidays plus two extra days off work (9 May and 11 July) and up to eight closed days' during the winter break.

The position may be combined with another part-time position at the College.

 Applications (in English), comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and transcripts, should be submitted by e-mail at the latest by 19 February 2024 to Ms Belinda Deryckere, College of Europe, Dijver 11, BE-8000, Bruges, via e-mail to 

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview. Should you require any further information on the contents of the position, please contact the MATA Director Michele Chang ( For information on the salary and related issues, please contact the Director of Human Resources, Ms Isabelle Hillewaere (

Please note that the personal data provided in your application will only be used to determine your qualifications for possible employment with the College of Europe.