More than 4,000 students attend Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and the School has around 400 employees. ESL provides bachelor’s degree programmes in Law, Tax Law and Criminology, with education focusing on active academic learning. Students can subsequently choose from 15 master’s degree programmes. For students who have greater ambitions, there is also a Master of Laws – Post-master’s Programme (Dutch: mr.drs.): a double degree programme in law and economics. Upon completion of a master’s degree, the Erasmus School of Law (in collaboration with the Erasmus Academy and others) offers several post-graduate tracks.
The fundamental premise underlying academic research conducted at ESL is that law cannot be considered in splendid isolation or as an end in itself. It is imbedded in an economic and social context that shapes law. At the same time, law itself shapes society and defines economic relationships. In line with this vision, the mission of ESL is to conduct innovative research on the function of law in its economic and social context. ESL research has a strong social and business-driven orientation. ESL is committed to promoting international and interdisciplinary research. More information on the ESL research programmes, can be found at: www.esl.eur.nl/research/programmes.
The faculty has a vacancy for
Endowed Professor Indirect Taxes (endowed chair, 4 years) (0.4 fte)
The endowed chair Indirect taxes has the function to strengthen cooperation between Erasmus School of Law (ESL), Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and the activities of the European Fiscal Studies Foundation (EFS) relating to education and multidisciplinary research on taxation in an international and European context. It also focuses on enhancing cooperation with relevant third parties and social stakeholders such as the Dutch tax authorities and the European Commission in order to link research, policy and practice.
EFS is a partnership between the tax departments of Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Schools of Law (ESL) and Economics (ESE). EFS has been a leading education and research institute in international and European taxation for over 25 years. The work of EFS concentrates on the operation of indirect taxes, covering VAT and customs duties, and direct taxes, focusing on individual taxation, corporate taxation and source taxation in an international and/or European context. Besides regularly hosting academic symposia, conferences and lectures, EFS offers a wide range of post-master programmes. All professors in tax law in both faculties are members of the Board of EFS.
The new endowed chair will be based in ESL's Tax Law department. Together with the Fiscal Economic Institute (FEI, the Tax Economics department of ESE), this department is responsible for the curriculum of the fiscal bachelor and master programmes at ESL and ESE and via EFS for three post-master programmes relating to indirect taxation, EU customs law and international taxation.
The research conducted by the Tax Law department of ESL is integrated in the research programme Fiscal autonomy and its boundaries. In this programme, the central issue concerns which external influences have affected or will affect formal and material tax law and the actual or potential consequences.
This new chair fits perfectly with the “Where Law meets Business and Economics” profile and offers both EUR and ESL an excellent opportunity to fulfil their mission of providing high standard education and research which have an impact on both policy and legislation and which thus contribute to solutions for the operation of indirect taxes in an international and/or European context.
For more information about the research programme, please see the annual reports at https://www.esl.eur.nl/research/directory/programmes/fab/jaarverslagen/
Via the EFS colleagues from the Tax Law department of ESL and the Tax Economics department of ESE organise three post-master programmes every year, namely in the field of direct taxation, indirect taxation and EU Customs Law.
Courses are given in the Executive Master Customs and Supply Chain Compliance at RSM and the department is responsible for the ‘legal pillar’ within this programme. In addition, the department joins up with the Commercial Law department to teach the elective ‘Legal aspects of the supply chain’ in the master Supply Chain Management at RSM.
From the academic year 2018/2019, the Tax Law department plans to introduce a graduate variant in Indirect Taxes in cooperation with the Tax Economics department of ESE within the accreditations of the current masters in Tax Law and Tax Economics.
The new endowed chair will contribute from his/her own subject area to the education programmes from the EFS post-masters, in particular as programme director of the
post-master programme indirect taxes.
The chair holder will also contribute to teaching the VAT course in the bachelor Tax Law and the subject Capita VAT in the master Tax Law. Furthermore, the endowed chair will teach in the Tax Economics programmes. Finally, the endowed chair will contribute to courses in the new master variant ‘indirect taxes’.
The chair holder will be expected to make an important contribution to the internationalisation of the education programme currently offered in EFS and the regular Master. It is currently being studied whether the EFS post-master indirect taxes will continue as an English language postgraduate master, as has been the case for the past three years, with the post-master in EU Customs Law.
Regular publication in highly esteemed (international) specialist journals.
Independent research work and research with others, both in the department and outside it (including abroad) within the framework of the research programme.
Encouraging research and involving participants of the research programme in the study.
Recruiting and supervising (external) doctoral students, bearing in mind that the professor should encourage doctoral students, support them and give them the opportunity to set out their own line of research. Acting as a second supervisor, and in that capacity, working closely and effectively with the first supervisor.
Participating international cooperative arrangements and building and maintaining contacts with people and authorities in the Netherlands and abroad to promote the further internationalisation of the research and publications.
Making an annual contribution to the Annual Report, preferably with others participating in (a sub-programme of) the research programme.
The structure report in which the position has been described in more detail is attached to his vacancy, in Dutch as well as English language.
You have an excellent academic reputation in the field of tax law, particularly in indirect taxes. This reputation will be apparent from a relevant dissertation, authoritative publications and reports with policy and legislative impact, editorial activities, membership of (supervisory) committees as well as successful supervision of PhD students, grants or other marks of recognition.
You identify with the Erasmus School of Law profile and should employ an international approach in further developing research on indirect taxes and the programme currently offered within the EFS and the Master programme of ESL.
You have extensive experience in lecturing on indirect taxation and VAT, and are able to lecture in both Dutch and English.
You should have a relevant network of academics and societal stakeholders.
You should be willing and able to initiate activities to make research results broadly visible, to participate in societal debate and have the capacity to make connections with strategic partners and stakeholders.
You should be willing and able to participate in the administrative activities of the EFS and stimulate cooperation with relevant disciplines within ESL and ESE.
You put high priority on scientific integrity and performs his/her academic work in accordance with the principles of good academic education and research (VSNU, 2014).
Conditions of employment
Starting date aimed for is 1 September 2018. The appointment will be for 4 years. Payment will be according to the collective labour agreement Dutch universities. An assessment will be part of the selection procedure.
For further information please contact prof. dr. W. de Wit, professor International and European Customs Law, email: email@example.com, telephone +31-10-4081647 or +31-6-21251881.
Your motivation letter with curriculum vitae should be sent 1 April 2018 at the latest. Please refer to vacancy number AT-2018.03-BHL, and send your application to the dean of Erasmus School of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Selection interviews will be held most likely starting mid April.
Erasmus University Rotterdam thrives towards an equal representation of women in higher academic positions. Women are therefore explicitly requested to apply.
Those who would want to place specific candidates under our attention are kindly requested to address the dean of our faculty.
Information about the faculty can be found at http://www.law.eur.nl. We do not appreciate acquisition based on the placement of this vacancy.Continue reading