Current Vacancies

Vacancy for Human Resources Officer

The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is looking for a Human Resources Officer.

As Human Resources Officer, you will be responsible for the preparation and follow-up of employment contracts, promotion files and termination of contract of all IES personnel (administrative and academic). You will be the focal point for all HR issues with IES (potential) personnel and serve as the liaison between the IES and the VUB central HR office. In this capacity, you will prepare and carry out the HR-decisions taken by the IES Board, the IES Academic Board or by IES Management.

The HR Officer will work together with the IES Secretariat in general and with the central VUB HR Office. He/she will cooperate with several members of the IES secretariat (Executive Director / Assistant Executive Director, Academic Director, Finance Officer, …) and with other VUB departments (HR, FIN, SAC, faculties ES and RC,...).


Call for applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher on “Democratic Governance of the Climate Transition” 

The Political Science Department and the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) invite applications for an early-career postdoctoral researcher in the framework of the joint Strategic Research Programme “Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe” (EDGE) (beginning as soon as possible in 2018). The EDGE programme aims to further and deepen our understanding of the challenges to democratic governance and the normative frames with which they are analysed and discussed. 



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