Job Vacancy – Academic Assistant (100%) in the Department of European Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges

The Department of European Political and Governance Studies is inviting applications for the position of Academic Assistant with a starting date as soon as possible.

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

  • Master’s degree in political science, law, economics, with a strong background in European studies,
  • very good academic grades, equivalent to an overall average of at least 15/20 at the College of Europe,
  • very good command of English and French,
  • ability to work as part of a team,
  • an interest in teaching and research,
  • good organisational skills

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 contract under Belgian law until August 2021, 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 by 8 January 2021, to Rina Balbaert (rina.balbaert [at] f.a.o. Prof. Olivier Costa, Director of the Department of European Political and Governance Studies.

The interviews will take place on 15 January 2021. The candidate would start at the latest on 1 February 2021.

Should you require any further information on the position of academic assistant, please contact Thijs Vandenbussche (thijs.vandenbussche [at]

For information on the salary, please contact Mrs. Isabelle Hillewaere (isabelle.hillewaere [at]

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