Academic Positions

Professor in Tax Law 929028

The Department of Law at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a professor position in the field of Tax Law. The position is to be filled as of 1 February 2018 or subject to mutual agreement.

Job description
The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and to promote the overall research strategy of the School. As a professor you will be expected to: 
• Make a substantial contribution to the teaching and research environment of the department as well as publish and impart scientific achievements in the academic discipline, both at national and international level

• Be in charge of the development of the academic discipline at highest international level and perform research-based teaching in the tax law elements of jurisprudence that are offered at the Bachelor of Law, the Master of Laws, the BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law and the MSc in Business Economics and Auditing; consequently, you must be able to teach in Danish

• Supervise students writing their master’s thesis as well as PhD fellows in tax law

• Perform research management and be prepared to actively pursue the department objective of increased external funding.
Your qualifications
Applicants should have a strong academic background as associate professor or equivalent and must be able to demonstrate to have made significant contributions to developments in the field. Qualifications must be documented by a number of published contributions of international standard. In addition, management skills as well as strong teaching qualifications would be desirable. The applicant's potential for undertaking the special responsibilities in relation to the position is of particular relevance.
When we assess applicants for the position as professor, the following will be part of the assessment criteria: 
• Documentary evidence provided by the applicant for a high degree of original, scientific production at PhD-/international level and for the applicant’s contribution to the development of the academic discipline
• Documentation of the applicant for publication in/through leading national and international journals/publishing houses and for experience in presentation of his or her research within the academic field at leading international conferences 
• The applicant’s plan for further development of the academic discipline
• The applicant’s documentation for substantial qualifications in teaching.
• The applicant’s matching of other qualifications required in this vacancy notice. 
Permanent employment as professor at Aarhus BSS requires completion of the supervision course and also the course Blended Learning – Go Online provided by Centre for Teaching and Learning at Aarhus BSS. If you have not completed the courses before commencement of employment, continued employment will be conditional on completion of the courses within a five year period.

Who we are 
The Department of Law is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS - and specifically the Department of Law – has achieved the distinguished AASCB and AMBA accreditations. 
With more than 60 academic staff members and 15-20 PhD students, we have a dynamic, ambitious and academically diverse research and teaching environment. In addition, we focus specifically on attracting international researchers and PhD students to the department
At the Department of Law, we teach and carry out high-level research within key fields of Danish, European and international law. In our research, we focus continuously on increasing the department’s international impact - particularly in terms of publications. We strive to extend upon and develop our core research fields, but we also aim for our research to be at the vanguard of new judicial challenges in society and the business community. In our teaching, we strive to build bridges between theory and practice, amongst others by drawing on external teachers’ practical experience. 
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Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department, dr. jur., PhD, Tine Sommer, Tel.: +45 8716 4964, email:  
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Place of work
Bartholins Allé 16, 8000 Aarhus C.

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to 10 publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in five copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

Read more about Aarhus BSS' professorship policy here.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by:

Please apply online here

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