Job Vacancy: “Academic Assistant in the Department of European Economic Studies”, Deadline May 17 (College of Europe, Bruges)

The Department of European Economic Studies of the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is seeking applications to fill a vacancy for the position of Academic Assistant in its European Economic Studies programme with a starting date of 16 August 2021.

CoE are looking for master’s-level graduates (five years of studies) with a solid background in Economics, and especially in macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as considerable knowledge of European integration. The candidate should, moreover, possess:

  • very good academic grades, equivalent to an overall average of at least 15/20 at the College of Europe,
  • 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,
  • a high measure of flexibility (working hours may include evenings or weekends).

Tasks include:

  • giving tutorials, assisting the supervision of MA theses, providing academic advice to students,
  • being the link between professors and students,
  • assisting professors (e.g. organisational back-up, research, compiling reading lists),
  • organisation (e.g. departmental administration, study trip, guest lectures),
  • research (the assistant is expected to produce at least one research paper during the academic year on a topic related to the economic analysis of EU policies or regulation).

The College offers:

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

E-mail applications f.a.o. Prof. Béatrice Dumont, Director of the Department of European Economic Studies, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the names of two academic referees (with affiliation, and email address) should be submitted by 17 May 2021, to Mrs Eva Vande Voorde : eva.vandevoorde[at]   (Job reference : ECO-assistant)

Should you require any further information on the position of academic assistant, please contact Mr. Tony O’Connor (Senior Academic Assistant): tony.oconnor[at]  

For information on the salary, please contact Mrs. Isabelle Hillewaere: isabelle.hillewaere[at]

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