The Centre for EU Studies (CEUS) is the political science pillar of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Ghent University. Research at the CEUS focuses on the conceptual debates about the EU's role in the world, as well as the 'soft' dimension of EU external action, such as external trade, development, social and environmental policies, and democracy and human rights promotion. Significant attention goes to the internal-external nexus and to decision-making processes on external action. While being grounded into the disciplines of political science and international relations, the CEUS also engages in interdisciplinary research. CEUS staff members aim to highlight the broader societal relevance of their academic research and to be actively involved in the public debate about the EU. The CEUS also constitutes the driving force behind the Master's programme in EU Studies at Ghent University.

We are open to support funding applications of promising PhD students (e.g. FWO and BOF) and post-doctoral researchers (e.g. Marie Curie) who are interested in working at CEUS.

We are currently looking for new researchers to join our team:

Post-doctoral assistant - 3 years - EU External Policy

    PhD researcher – 4 years – European Development Policy