Job Vacancy – Academic Assistant (50%) for the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) at the 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), with a starting date of 13 August 2018.

We are looking for candidates 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 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 coordinator 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, conferences, participation in the selection of prospective students),
  • research and publications.

The College offers

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

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

Applications (in English), comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, transcripts and a letter of motivation, should be submitted by e-mail at the latest by 14 May 2018 to

Ann Van Vooren, 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 Prof. Simon SCHUNZ ( For information on the salary and related issues, please contact Ms Isabelle Hillewaere (

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

Offer duration (range)