Assistant Professor in Indirect Taxation – Implications of Cashless Payments, Online Platforms & Digital Technologies on Tax Systems

The CPT Project aims to provide a thorough analysis of how tax systems could be designed and structured for a society primarily based on Cashless Payments,…...

Vacancy details of Assistant Professor in Indirect Taxation – Implications of Cashless Payments, Online Platforms & Digital Technologies on Tax Systems
Publication date
23 April 2021

Closing date
20 May 2020

Level of education
PhD

Hours
30,4 hours per week

Salary indication
€3,746 to €5,826 gross per month (based on 38 hours per week)

Vacancy number
21-280

The Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) of the Amsterdam Law School, is currently looking for an Assistant Professor in the field of Indirect Taxation with a special focus on the implications of cashless payments, online platforms and digital technologies (including automated decision making) on tax systems.

What are you going to do

The Assistant Professor will conduct research as a member of the ACTL’s research project ‘Designing the tax system for a Cashless, Platform based and Technology driven society (CPT)’, and be a core member of the research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School on the Digital Transformation of Decision Making. The CPT Project aims to provide a thorough analysis of how tax systems could be designed and structured for a society primarily based on Cashless Payments, Online Platforms and Digital Technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. This project is led by Professor Dennis Weber.

The Digital Transformation of Decision Making initiative focuses on the normative implications of the shift toward automated decision making, looking particularly at questions related to data governance and online platforms. The initiative is part of the larger national legal research agenda on Digital Legal Studies (2019-2025) and is led by Professor Natali Helberger (University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI), Professor Joris van Hoboken and Professor Mireille van Eechoud.

You will/tasks:

The person hired for this position will be primarily responsible for:

  • conducting research in the fields identified above and reporting about such research in academic publications;
  • co-developing and carrying out specific research projects in collaboration with academics both inside and outside the law faculty and with external partners;
  • contributing pro-actively to the activities of the CPT Project and the Digital Transformation of Decision Making Initiative;
  • engaging with external stakeholders;
  • translating the insights/outputs of the research to the society, which includes:
    • developing (tax law) education in the field of indirect tax implications of cashless payments, online platforms and digital technologies (including automated decision making);
    • being responsible for the organization of conferences and/or seminars on the research subjects;
  • supervising (PhD) students writing academic theses/dissertations on the relevant research subjects at the UvA’s undergraduate, masters and Advanced LLM in International Tax Law programs;
  • supervising students in any internship with regard to the research projects and subjects;
  • promoting the visibility and impact of the research projects and contributing to their societal impact;
  • pursuing funding opportunities for research and valorisation of research projects, which includes searching for available grants and preparing the required documentation for making the relevant applications.

What do we require

The ideal candidate for this position would be a person who:

  • can show a track record or strong affinity with the research subjects (i.e. the consequences for indirect taxation of a cashless- and platforms-based and technology driven society and, in particular, the governance of automated decision-making, the regulation of platforms and/or the governance of data);
  • has a PhD in law;
  • has a strong academic publication record, evidenced by several publications in well-known international journals;
  • has a relevant network nationally and internationally;
  • works well in teams and is a strong communicator;
  • can show ability to build bridges between a variety of legal disciplines;
  • has experience working in interdisciplinary environments, and working with societal actors;
  • is proficient in English, preferably also in Dutch;
  • ideally, has a track-record in successful grant applications (science foundation programmes and otherwise);
  • has the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs: BKO) certificate or a willingness to acquire such.

Our offer

As an Assistant Professor you will become part of a thriving international research community with excellent facilities and support for academic career development. Being a core member of both the CPT project and the Digital Transformation of Decision Making initiative provides the Assistant Professor with the opportunity to do cutting-edge research with real societal impact. Being a core member means that this person will benefit from additional research time (50% of the position instead of 30%) for the first three years.

We offer a temporary employment contract for one year for 30,4 hours per week with the possibility of an extension for one more year. The gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for Assistant Professors at Dutch universities ranging from €3.746 to €5.826 gross per month (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, salary scale 11, full-time equivalent). Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

About us

The Amsterdam Law School prides itself on its international orientation and strong social commitment. This is reflected by both its research and educational activities. The Amsterdam Law School offers three Bachelor’s programmes, including the interdisciplinary English-language Bachelor Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in collaboration with two other Faculties, as well as a variety of Master’s programmes, several of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law, European Private Law, International Criminal Law, and Law & Finance). The Amsterdam Law School prepares students for a wide variety of legal careers including law firms, government, business and industry, the national and international judiciary, public service, human rights advocacy, and academia. With 5000 students and over 500 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Questions

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Dhr. prof. dr. D.M. (Dennis) Weber, director of the Amsterdam Centre of Tax law (ACTL)

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 20 May 2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • any other required information.