Job Vacancy – Academic Assistant for the Google Chair on Digital Innovation (50%)

The Department European Economic Studies is inviting applications for the position of Academic Assistant for the Google Chair on Digital Innovation for the forthcoming Academic Year 2017-18 with a starting date, ideally, on 1 October 2017. This is a newly created position.

We are looking for graduates, preferably candidates with College of Europe experience, with:

  • Master’s degree in economics with a strong background in industrial economics, competition or regulation,
  • strong interest in new technologies, digital policy and innovation,
  • good knowledge of the EU internal market and related policies on new technologies,
  • 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 and

and available to start on 1 October 2017 or soon afterwards.

Tasks include:

  • assisting the Chair holder, Prof Andrea Renda, in his courses (e.g. preparing materials),
  • giving tutorials, assisting in the supervision of MA theses, providing academic advice to students,
  • carrying out research on digital issues under the supervision of Prof Renda,
  • organising conferences and meetings.

The College offers:

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


E-mail applications f.a.o. Prof. Phedon Nicolaides, Director of the Department of European Economic Studies, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the names of two academic referees (with affiliation, and email address) should be submitted by 11 September 2017,  to Prof. Eric de Souza (eric.de_souza [at] 

Job reference: Google Chair Academic Assistant


Should you require any further information on the position of  academic assistant, please contact Prof de Souza.


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

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