Job Vacancy: Academic Assistant in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies (College of Europe, 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 Academic Assistant (100%) with a starting date as soon as possible.

We are looking for recent graduates, preferably with some familiarity with the College of Europe, and with

  • a Master’s degree in EU Studies and/or International Relations with an excellent average grade (at least 15 out of 20, mention ‘very good’),
  • a good knowledge of EU institutions and EU external action,
  • a very good written and oral 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).

Tasks include

  • assisting the professors (e.g. organisational back-up, academic advice to students),
  • teaching (e.g. giving tutorials),
  • working in a team with other Academic Assistants,
  • contributing to the Department’s administration (e.g. study trip, guest lectures, conferences, participation in the selection of prospective students),
  • conducting research and publishing.

The College offers

  • an excellent academic setting,
  • a contract under Belgian law until August 2022, renewable,
  • a pleasant, international working environment, and
  • a competitive remuneration.

Applications, either in English or French, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, transcripts and a letter of motivation, should be submitted by e-mail at the latest by 3 January 2021 to

Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies

College of Europe, Dijver 11,  BE-8000 Bruges

via e-mail to

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview via WebEx. Should you require any further information on the contents of the position, please contact Mr Carsten Gerards (

For information on the salary and related issues, please contact Ms Hillewaere (

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