Visiting Fellow (m/f)

This is a six-months, non-renewable, Brussels-based, full-time position for candidates with academic credentials and expertise and interest in one of the following topics:

  • The political economy of the middle classes
  • Economic and Monetary Union
  • EU federalism and subsidiarity
  • Environmental and energy policies
  • European/EU identity
  • European Defence Union
  • EU immigration and asylum policies

Key responsibilities

  • Developing at least one major research project reflecting your interests and competence
  • Improving the quality of the research and studies of the Centre in accordance with academic standards
  • Assisting in building a network of experts (scholars, analysts, policymakers) and enhancing the standing of the Centre within the academic and research community
  • Assisting in planning and structuring future research projects as well as the Centre’s in-house research projects
  • Active involvement and participation in the communication of the results of research projects
  • Conceptualisation of high-impact events, workshops and initiatives to increase visibility, recognition and influence of the Centre


  • Assisting in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with the Member Foundations
  • Contributing to the development of the academic policy journal of the Centre, European View
  • Assisting in the development of the Martens Centre publications
  • Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics
  • Planning and management of the Seminars
  • Contributing to the Martens Centre online initiatives
  • Monitoring political developments in Europe and analysing data, relevant publications and studies for further use in the research of the Centre

Candidate requirements

  • University degree in political science, social sciences, law, economics or related disciplines
  • Post-graduate level fluency in English, with proven writing skills; knowledge of additional languages is welcome
  • Excellent analytical as well as organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of European and international politics and familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, Conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family
  • Committed and flexible team player, able to work in a multi-national environment
  • Preference will be given to the applicants familiar with the Martens Centre Research work and/or activities of the Martens Centre with its Member foundations