Job vacancy – Research Fellow (100%) at the College of Europe EU-China Research Centre in Bruges

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is seeking applications for the position of a full-time Research Fellow with a starting date as soon as possible but no later than 1 July 2014. This position will be created within the newly established EU-China Research Centre, which is financed by the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and directed by Professor Jing Men.


We are looking for excellent post-doc candidates with

  • a PhD in the field of EU-China relations and a background in International Relations, EU studies, political science, law or economics;

  • a proven track record of research and academic publications in the field of EU-China relations;

  • an excellent command of English and a very good command of French; a good knowledge of Mandarin would be considered an asset;

  • a demonstrated capability in developing research projects; experience with editing publications and with organising events would be considered an asset;

  • good communication and organisational skills; and

  • a sense of responsibility and initiative.


    Tasks include

  • pursuing research activities on EU-China relations individually and in cooperation with the Director of the EU-China Research Centre as well as the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations;

  • transforming research results into academic publications;

  • assisting in the organisation of workshops and conferences of the EU-China Research Centre;

  • actively participating in research projects, representational tasks and external missions undertaken in the framework of the Centre;

  • contributing to the implementation of the objectives of the Centre.


    The College offers

  • an excellent academic setting and a pleasant, international working environment;

  • the opportunity to publish and to attend international conferences;

  • a two-year full-time contract under Belgian law, renewable for another year,

  • a competitive remuneration, and

  • secretarial assistance.


    Applications, either in English or French, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, transcripts, a list of publications, and a letter of motivation as well as the names of two referees should at the latest by 30 April 2014 be sent via e-mail to Professor S. Gstöhl, Director, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe (via


    Successful applicants will be invited for an interview. Should you require any further information, please contact Ms Dekeyser ( ).

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