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 16 August 2016.

We are looking for graduates (five year Bachelor/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).

Tasks include:

  • giving tutorials, assisting the supervision of MA theses, providing academic advice to students,
  • being the link between professors and students,
  • assisting professors (e.g. organisational back-up, research, compiling reading lists),
  • 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 Tuesday, 14 June 2016,  to Prof. Eric de Souza ( 

Job reference: ECO-assistant

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

Mr Thibault Roy or Mr Gibran Watfe

For information on the salary, please contact Mrs. Isabelle Hillewaere: