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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.

We 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 :   (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):  

For information on the salary, please contact Mrs. Isabelle Hillewaere:

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