Job vacancy - Academic Assistant Department of European Legal Studies

The Department of European Legal Studies is seeking applications for the position of academic assistant for the forthcoming Academic Year 2021-22 with a starting date of 16 August 2021 at the latest.

We are looking for graduates, holding an LLM in European Law, preferably candidates with a measure of College of Europe experience, with

  • a mention “very good” or “excellent”,
  • 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 can include evenings or weekends).

Tasks include

  • assisting professors (e.g. organisational back-up, compiling reading lists),
  • teaching (e.g. giving tutorials, assisting the supervision of Master’s theses, providing academic advice to students including in Moot Courts) and being the interface between professors and students,
  • organisation (e.g. departmental administration, guest lectures, conferences, participation in the selection of prospective students),
  • own research and academic writing.

The College offers

  • an excellent academic setting,
  • a one-year contract under Belgian law, renewable
  • a pleasant, international working environment

Applications comprising a detailed curriculum vitae and a motivation letter should be submitted by 7 May 2021 to Prof. Dr. I. Govaere, Director, Department of European Legal Studies, College of Europe at

Should you require any further information on the position of academic assistant, please contact one of the current assistants in the department or Professor Govaere via Valérie Hauspie ( For information on the salary, please contact Isabelle Hillewaere (

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