Assistant Professor Tax & Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Direct Taxation

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The Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) is the tax law research centre of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). ACTL members conduct research into various subjects of tax law, with a strong emphasis on Corporate Taxation, International Tax Law and European Tax Law. The ACTL is currently looking for a part-time Assistant Professor in the field of Tax & Technology with a special focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of Direct Taxation (including Automated Decision-Making Systems (ADM) and Data Governance)

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 Project ) The CPT research project aims to provide a thorough analysis of how tax systems could be designed and structured for a society primarily based on Cashless Payment Methods, Online Platforms and Digital Technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. This project is led by prof. Dennis Weber .

The Assistant Professor will be primarily responsible for:

  • conducting the 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 associated both inside and outside the law faculty and with external partners;
  • contributing pro-actively to the activities of the CPT Project;
  • engaging with stakeholders;
  • transferring the insights/outputs of the research to the society, which includes:
    • Developing (tax law) education in the field of tax & technology, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automated Decision-Making Systems (ADM) and Data Governance;
    • Being responsible for the organization of conferences and/or seminars on the research subjects;
  • supervising (PhD) students writing academic thesis/dissertations research on the relevant research subjects at the UvA’s undergraduate, masters and Advanced LL.M in International Tax Law programs;
  • supervising students in any internship with regard to the research project and subjects;
  • promoting the visibility and impact of the research project and contributing to its societal impact;
  • pursuing funding opportunities for research and valorization of the research project, which includes searching for available grants and preparing the required documentation for making the relevant applications.

What do we require

 The ideal candidate:

  • can show a track record or strong affinity with the research subjects (i.e. tax & technology and in particular, with AI, automated decision-making and/or the governance of data);
  • has a PhD in law;
  • has the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate, or a willingness to acquire such;
  • has programming experience in Java; SQL, Javascript, C++, Python or other specific languages;
  • has a strong academic publication record, evidenced by several publications made in well-known international journals;
  • has a relevant network nationally and internationally;
  • works well in teams and is a strong communicator;
  • van show ability to build bridges between a variety of legal disciplines;
  • has experience with 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).

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 the CPT project provides the Assistant Professor with an opportunity to do cutting-edge research with real societal impact.

We offer a temporary employment contract for one year for 15,2 hours per week with the possibility of an extension into a permanent employment contract. 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 11/12, 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 UvA’s 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 cooperation 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 UvA 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. 


Do you have questions about this vacancy?

  •  Dhr. prof. D.M. (Dennis) Weber

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 letter of application accompanied by a detailed CV. You may apply online by using the link below.

Closing date is 20 May 2021

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