Job Vacancy - Academic assistant in the Department of European Economic Studies

The Department of European Economic Studies of the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is seeking applications to fill a vacancy for the position of academic assistant in its European Economic Studies programme for the forthcoming academic year with a starting date of 17 August 2015.

We are looking for graduates (Master’s or equivalent), with a solid background in Economics, and a considerable knowledge in European integration. The candidate should, moreover, possess:

  • very good academic grades, equivalent to an overall average of at least 15/20 at the College of Europe
  • a very good command of English and French
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • an interest in teaching and research
  • good organisational skills
  • a high measure of flexibility (working hours may include evenings or weekends)

and be available to start on 17 August 2015.

Tasks include:

  • assisting professors (e.g. organisational back-up, research, preparing course materials)
  • giving tutorials, assisting the supervision of MA theses, providing academic advice to students
  • being the link between professors and students
  • organisation (e.g. departmental administration, study trip, guest lectures)
  • research (the assistant is expected to produce at least one research paper during the academic year on a topic related to the economic analysis of EU policies or regulation).

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 14 June 2015,  to Prof. Eric de Souza (eric.de_souza [at] ()). 

Job reference: ECO Academic Assistant


Should you require any further information on the position of  academic assistant, please contact

Dr Roxana Sandu, Academic Assistant: roxana.sandu [at] ()

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

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