Job vacancy in the European Law and Economic Analysis Specialization (ELEA)

The Department of European Legal Studies and the European Economics Studies are seeking applications for the position of academic assistant for the forthcoming Academic Year 2014-15 with a starting date of 18th August 2014 at the latest. 


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


      •  Master’s degree in economics with a strong background in law, OR
        • Master’s degree in law with a strong background in economics,  OR
      • Master’s degree  in both law and economics.
    • sound knowledge in the field of EU-regulation, including questions of EU liberalisation of network industries and/or EU competition policy,
  • an overall average of at least 15/20, or a comparable excellent grade point average and/or academic curriculum in your own graduate or postgraduate studies,
  • 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),
  • availability to start on 18th August 2014. 

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), and
  • preparing course material,
  • organising and participating in conferences and seminars,
  • undertaking research as a member of a group,
  • and whatever you would like to contribute to ELEA  

The College offers


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

The successful applicant is expected to live in Bruges.


Applications comprising a detailed curriculum vitae and a motivation letter should be submitted by 30 May 2014 to


Prof. Dr. I. Govaere,

Director, Department of European Legal Studies, College of Europe,

Dijver 11,

BE - 8000 Brugge


Prof. Dr. Ph. Nicolaides,
Director, Department of European Economic Studies,
College of Europe,
Dijver 11,
BE – 8000 Brugge


Should you require any further information on the position of academic assistant, please contact the current ELEA-Assistant Kletia Noti (

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