Academic Assistant - Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies - College of Europe (Bruges Campus)

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is seeking applications for the fulltime (possibly one half-time) position of Academic Assistant with a starting date of 14 August 2023.

We are looking for recent graduates, preferably with some familiarity with the College of Europe, and with

  • a Master’s degree in EU Studies and/or International Relations with an excellent average grade (at least 15 out of 20, mention ‘very good’),
  • a good knowledge of EU institutions and EU external action,
  • a very good written and oral command of English and French,
  • the ability to work as part of a team,
  • an interest in teaching and research,
  • good organisational skills, and
  • a high measure of flexibility (working hours may include evenings or weekends).

Tasks include

  • assisting the professors (e.g. organisational back-up, academic advice to students),
  • teaching (e.g. giving tutorials),
  • working in a team with other Academic Assistants,
  • contributing to the Department’s administration (e.g. study trip, guest lectures, conferences, participation in the selection of prospective students),
  • conducting research and publishing.

The College offers

  • an excellent academic setting,
  • a one-year contract under Belgian law, renewable,
  • a pleasant, international working environment, and
  • a competitive remuneration.

Applications, either in English or French, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, transcripts and a letter of motivation, should be submitted by e-mail at the latest by 15 May 2023 to

Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Gstöhl
Director, Department of EU International Relations
and Diplomacy Studies
College of Europe
Dijver 11
BE-8000 Bruges
via e-mail to

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Should you require any further information on the contents of the position, please contact Ms Dekeyser (

For further information on the remuneration conditions, please contact Ms Hillewaere (

The personal data provided in your application will only be processed for determining your qualifications for possible employment with the College of Europe.