Doctoral Researcher (Phd Student) in Law With a Specialization in Luxembourg Tax Law

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Jul 2021

Your role...

  • The doctoral researcher will be working within the Department of Law. The doctoral researcher is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of Tax Law coordinated by the ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Luxembourg tax law, under the supervision of Professor Werner Haslehner. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a jointly-supervised with another university
  • Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials


  • Master’s degree in Law, ideally with a specialization in taxation 
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in both English and French Knowledge of German will be considered an advantage

 In short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week 
  • Location: Kirchberg 
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL04227 

In particular, we offer:

  • Fully-funded position for the period of the PhD, including a research allowance for books and travel
  • Regular personal contact with the supervisor and the tax law research team
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer

About us...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A copy of a Master thesis (or equivalent academic paper)
  • A transcript of concluded university studies.
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Werner Haslehner, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15 July 2021.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

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