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 sabine.dekeyser [at]


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

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