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 with a starting date on 4 February 2019, ideally, or soon after.

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

  • Master’s degree in economics and 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

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 and regulatory issues within the ECO Department
  • organising conferences and meetings
  • among others

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. Béatrice Dumont, 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 15 December 2018,  to Prof. Eric de Souza ( 

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

Offer duration (range)