Job Vacancy – Academic Assistant in the Department of European Political and Governance Studies College of Europe / Collège d’Europe

The Department of European Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is seeking applications for the position of Academic Assistant with a starting date of 1 October 2019 at the latest.

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

  • a Master’s degree in EU studies with an excellent average grade (at least 15 out of 20),
  • a very good command of English and French (written and oral),
  • the ability to work as part of a team,
  • an interest in teaching and research,
  • good organisational skills, and
  • a high measure of flexibility (working hours include evenings or weekends).

Tasks include:

  • assisting the professors (e.g. organisational back-up, compiling reading lists),
  • teaching (e.g. giving tutorials, assisting in the supervision of Master’s theses, providing academic advice to students),
  • departmental administration (e.g. study trip, guest lectures, exams, selection of new students), and
  • own research and academic writing.

The College offers:

  • an excellent academic setting,
  • a contract under Belgian law till 12/8/2020, renewable,
  • a pleasant, international working environment, and
  • a competitive remuneration.

Mail or e-mail applications either in English or French comprising a detailed curriculum vitae and a lettre de motivation should be submitted by 20 September 2019

Mrs Rina Balbaert, Secretary, Department of European Political and Governance Studies, College of Europe, Dijver 11, BE-8000 Brugge - (rina.balbaert [at]

Should you require any further information, please contact Professor Michele Chang or one of the current Assistants in the Department via Rina Balbaert (rina.balbaert [at] information on the salary, please contact Mrs Isabelle Hillewaere (isabelle.hillewaere [at]

The POL Department values gender balance among its staff

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