Job Vacancy – Academic Assistant European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA) option (50%) and European Public Policy Analysis (EPPA) option (50%)

The Departments of European Legal Studies, European Economic Studies and European Political and Governance Studies are seeking applications for the position of Academic Assistant for the ELEA and EPPA options. This is a combined position for both options based in the Department of European Economic Studies with a starting date of 16 August 2017.

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

  • a Master’s degree in economics and a strong background in law or political science, OR
  • a Master’s degree in law and a strong background in political science or economics,  OR
  • a Master’s degree  in political science and a strong background in law or economics.
  • sound knowledge of EU institutions, principles of EU law and internal market and thorough understanding of major EU policies such as competition policy,
  • 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 and
  • a high measure of flexibility (working hours may include evenings or weekends),

and available to start on 16 August 2017.

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 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 31 May 2017,  to Prof. Eric de Souza (eric.de_souza [at] 

Job reference: ELEA/EPPA Academic Assistant


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

Joanna Hornik, Academic Assistant: Joanna.hornik [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.