Open Position: Academic Assistant in Berlin

CIFE is looking for an ACADEMIC ASSISTANT in its Berlin office for its Joint Masters in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs (GEGPA), in EU Trade and Climate Diplomacy (EUDIPLO) and in European Cultural Governance (EUCULTURE) organised with the School of Government of the Luiss Guido Carli University.

CIFE (Centre international de formation européenne) is a private institution of higher education and research founded in 1954 unique in its interdisciplinary perspective and its itinerant programmes which promote the principle of "Learning and Living Europe". It is one of the 7 University Institutions of Excellence selected by the European Union as part of the Jean Monnet activities of the Erasmus+ programme.

Its geographical coverage and the diversity of its university programmes testify to the values ​​and principles to which CIFE adheres: a confident and forward-looking vision of Europe, an innovative conception of teaching and openness to the challenges linked to a changing world. CIFE has a strong international orientation, with its headquarters in Nice and offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul (

This is a two-year fixed-term full-time position. It is intended to make the position permanent at a later date.


  • be the link and support between teachers and students on academic matters,
  • teaching (e.g. giving tutoring and workshops, providing academic advice to students),
  • assist teachers (e.g. organisational support, research and thesis follow-up, preparation of bibliographies),
  • carry out Admissions Information Sessions and student selection interviews online,
  • work closely with the Student Services and support administrative processes,
  • contribute to the organisation of general studies in the field of governance of sustainable development, the ecological and digital transitions (coordination with other team members),
  • participate in the organisation and promotion of Joint Masters conferences and colloquia,
  • proofreading and production of academic research and publications (particularly in the fields of analysis and measure of governance, institutional development, sustainability….)


  • Master degree or Ph.D;
  • a strong interest in the governance of sustainable development, the ecological and digital transitions;
  • preference will be given to candidates with experience in academic research;
  • very good English language skills, oral and writing;
  • strong organisational skills and customer-oriented approach;
  • ability to work in a team, reliability and flexibility;
  • structured, independent and problem-solving working methods;
  • proven knowledge of statistics, data management and ability to learn data programming would be a plus;
  • good command of German (minimum level B2).

We offer

  • a multicultural workplace with the possibility of working independently within a team;
  • occasional teleworking possible;
  • a variety of contacts with our European and international partners involved in the ecological and digital transition;
  • the opportunity to travel with the students to the different CIFE locations for study trips and workshops (notably to Brussels, Paris, Nice and Rome);
  • networking opportunities in the field of public policy and research.

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, highest degree obtained, relevant references; summarised in one PDF file) by e-mail to:

Deadline for applications: 20 February 2024

More information:
Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs
Joint Master in EU Trade and Climate Diplomacy
Joint Master in European Cultural Governance

Data Protection

The purpose of processing the data submitted by candidates is to manage their application in view of a possible pre-selection and recruitment by CIFE. The information candidates provide in their application form is collected for the purpose of the selection procedure. CIFE will ensure that candidates’ personal data are processed as required by GPRS Regulation (EU) No 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation).

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