Assistant Professor in Tax Law

Assistant Professor in Tax Law

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17 Feb 22 Mar Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for an Assistant Professor in Tax Law for the Department of Tax Law, location Tilburg, scientific area Tax law with special attention for the taxation of family owned businesses and their owners.
Duration of employment contract: 12-18 months with a prospect of indefinite term.

Job description

Tilburg Law School (hereafter: TLS) is looking for an experienced lecturer and researcher in the field of tax law with a specialization in the taxation of family owned businesses and their owners in a multidisciplinary perspective.

As an Assistant Professor, you are responsible for the education and research within the Department of Tax Law (part of the Fiscal Institute Tilburg, hereafter: FIT). 

With respect to education you will give lectures within the curricula of Tax Law, Tax Economics (bachelor and masters) and the master International; Business Taxation. Besides, you will supervise master theses. Furthermore, you are deployable for other courses such as the bachelor thesis and Moot Court.
Next to a broad experience in the field of education, you have thorough knowledge about tax law, preferably on taxation of businesses and its owners. This should be evident from a dissertation and excellent publications. Your research offers a multidisciplinary reflection on positive tax law and should show evidence of scientific and social relevance. This also includes empirical research and comparative law research into other tax systems in Europe and the rest of the world. Your research will be in the context of the TLS Signatureplan ’Connecting Organizations’. Within this Signatureplan researchers from various scientific fields - tax law (and economics), corporate law, labour law and civil law - cooperate.

The FIT team
FIT's core values are independence, quality, student focus, diversity and team spirit. The latter is reflected in mutual respect and the fact that we support each other when necessary. Our working atmosphere is fostered by joint lunches for the employees, workshops and meetings on, for example, educational innovation and peer review. The periodic professional lunches, in which one or more colleagues report on recent research findings, also strengthen the team focused character of the department. There is also a strong bond on a personal level. This is especially visible in the great willingness to jump in and take over work in difficult times.


Tilburg University


Tilburg University is curious about how you can contribute to our research, education, impact, and to the team you will be part of. Therefore, we would like to get the best possible picture of your knowledge, insight, skills, and personality. Below you can find the qualifications we consider important for the position.

  • Thorough knowledge of tax law preferably of taxation of businesses and its owners; 
  • Dissertation in the field of taxation;
  • Wide experience in the field of education and research, preferably empirical, comparative and/or multidisciplinary research; 
  • The ability and experience of attracting third-party funding for research- and educational projects;
  • A good control of Dutch (at least prepared to learn Dutch) and English; 
  • BKO-certificate/ excellent didactic skills; 
  • Academic integrity; 
  • An active colleague with a team spirit and who can stimulate other colleagues and PhD-students; 
  • A list of your best (both qualitatively and quantitatively) publications; 
  • (Inter)national recognition, e.g., evidenced by: 
    o    Quotations in prestigious (inter)national scientific publications; 
    o    Invitations to give lectures at (inter)national conferences; 
    o    A wide (inter)national network and participation in network events.  

We also value the following personal qualifications:

  • You demonstrate personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge; 
  • You have team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.

To maintain a vibrant and active university community, it is important that we meet each other regularly and that the connection between us remains good. Therefore, the premise is that all staff members carry out their work in the Netherlands and that lecturing is done physically.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12-18 months with a prospect of indefinite term.

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment with attention to flexibility and room for (personal) development. We recognize and reward our employees and encourage the use of talents and strengths.

Tilburg University is committed to an open and inclusive culture, embracing diversity, and encouraging the mutual integration of groups of staff and students. We create equal opportunities for all our staff and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 

We work in a vibrant and lively (work) environment on our beautiful campus, close to the forest and easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution to this. 

For this position, we offer:

  • A position based on 0,8 – 1,0 (32 - 40 hours per week);
  • It is a vacancy for a permanent position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 1 CLA for Dutch universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with the prospect of permanent employment. You will initially be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 (internal candidates) or 18 months (external candidates). After this period you can get a permanent employment contract.
  • A salary of minimum € 3.974 and maximum € 5.439 gross per month for full time employment, based on salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience;
  • Vacation allowance (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%);
  • Vacation days (41 days for a 40-hour work week);
  • Full reimbursement of commuting expenses for sustainable travel: walking, biking and public transportation;
  • Options Model for benefits and reimbursement of moving expenses;
  • Employees from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable wages. We will apply for this reimbursement for you;
  • You will be enrolled in the General Pension Fund for Public Employers (ABP) through us;
  • Various training courses, for example in leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development;
  • A wide range of amenities and facilities and various arrangements to create an optimal work-life balance.

Visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 


Tilburg University

Tilburg University's motto is Understanding Society. Based on this vision, our more than 1,500 employees conduct research, inspire more than 19,000 students of 110 nationalities, and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together to learn from each other. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology. We seek the connection between the various disciplines to find solutions to the major issues we face as a society. Our students are educated to become responsible and entrepreneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way. Tilburg University has a culture of collaboration and co-creation, at local, regional, national, and international level.

Since its founding in 1963, Tilburg Law School has become one of the leading law schools in Europe.  Through top research and the provision of high-quality university education, the School contributes to society. Tilburg Law School is organized into five Departments: Public Law and Governance; Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, Markets and Society; Private, Business and Labour Law; the Fiscal Institute Tilburg; and Criminal Law. The mission of the School is to understand and improve the role of law and public administration in addressing the social problems of today and tomorrow. Through research and education, our scholars contribute to that mission. 

More than 4,000 students pursue a Bachelor's, pre-Master's or Master's degree at Tilburg Law School. Through this education, we train students in law, public administration, and data science. The Tilburg Educational Profile (TEP) is unique in the Netherlands. Central to it are three core concepts: knowledge, skills, and character. A university education provides students with the latest substantive knowledge and trains them to be critical thinkers and resilient professionals. In addition, the School is committed to innovative educational concepts and, partly in response to the coronavirus crisis, has invested heavily in the quality of online education and in innovative didactic tools to make and keep students inquisitive. 

Tilburg Law School's research is highly regarded nationally and internationally. The Tilburg Law School Departments work closely together in their research in four signature research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) Law and Security; 3) Connecting Organizations; and 4) Regulating Socio-Technical Change. 


Department of Tax Law

The Fiscal Institute Tilburg (FIT) has been providing academic education and conducting research in the field of Dutch and international taxation for more than fifty years. It is a partnership of scholars affiliated mainly with TLS and TiSEM, who focus on tax law (TLS), fiscal economy, and public finance. Both education and research focus not only on national and international tax law but also on European and global tax law, on comparative law with other legal systems, and on adjacent fields of science such as data science, criminal law, civil law, public law, philosophy, psychology, management, business economics, and general economics.   


  • Assistant professor
  • Law
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21357



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