Job Vacancy: “Chair in Transatlantic Trade and Economy, part-time (25% FTE)”, Deadline September 1 (College of Europe, Bruges)

The College of Europe (Bruges campus) is seeking applications for the position of a part-time Chair in Transatlantic Trade and Economy (25% FTE, 9.5 h/week) connected with the joint College of Europe-Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) programme ( and in cooperation with Microsoft. The position’s starting date is 1 September 2023.

 Essential requirements are:

  • a demonstrable interest and recognized expertise in transatlantic trade and economic relations, including technology and digital affairs;
  • a strong publication record;
  • an excellent command of English, with a good command of French considered an asset; and
  • a high measure of flexibility.

 Tasks include:

  • co-teaching a compulsory course on transatlantic relations;
  • teaching an elective course or compact seminar in the Chairholder’s area of expertise;
  • developing and conducting an original scientific research programme in their area of expertise;
  • organizing events with key actors in transatlantic trade and economic affairs;
  • organizing an annual conference for young transatlantic leaders;
  • interacting with key EU stakeholders, civil society and the broader policymaking audience;
  • organizing study visits on transatlantic topics to EU and other institutions;
  • organizing networking events with alumni of the College of Europe and the Fletcher School around the Chair’s activities and projects;
  • contributing to the communication, dissemination and visibility of the Chair’s activities and the MATA programme;
  • overseeing a team of one part-time Research Assistant and a part-time secretary;
  • budgeting and reporting.

 The College offers:

  • an excellent academic setting;
  • a stimulating and international working environment;
  • a two-year contract; and
  • a competitive remuneration in relation to qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications (in English) comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications and courses taught as well as a letter of motivation and contact details of two references should – in one single PDF file – be submitted by email at the latest by Thursday, 23 March 2023 (11.59 p.m. CET) to 

Federica Mogherini
College of Europe
Dijver 11, 8000 Bruges
e-mail rector[at]

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview (taking place in mid-April 2023). Should you require any further information on the tasks, please contact Prof. Dr. Michele Chang, Director of the MATA programme (michele.chang@[at] For more information on the contract conditions, please contact Ms Isabelle Hillewaere, HR Director (isabelle.hillewaere[at]