Company:Ghent University

Location:Belgium / Ghent

Discipline:Corporate Taxation

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Professor in Corporate Taxation

Apply until 12/10/2018 23:59 CET
100% Assistant professor tenure track
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Reference number: 201808/EB22/ZAP/029


Ghent University is one of the most important education and research  institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff  members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent  University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative  education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social  responsibility.


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Academic education

You lecture various course units in the discipline of corporate  taxation, more specifically in the Master Commercial Sciences. The  teaching assignment comprises course units taught in Dutch. You also act  as a promoter of Master’s dissertations and as an academic counsellor  for doctoral students.

Academic Research

You conduct research in the discipline of corporate taxation, more  specifically the corporate aspects of taxation. The selected candidate  is supposed to conduct research on a high level with publications in  leading journals within the domain of business economics.

Academic services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Accounting, Corporate Finance & Taxation.



  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given  discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality  academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
  • Recommended are:
    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research  stays at institutions external to theone where you acquired your highest  academic degree;
    • Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
    • Professionalisation of education.

Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You take initiative;
  • You have the required organisation and communication skills.

Admission requirements

  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate in Business Economics or in  Economics or in Law or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as  equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Eductation). Candidates holding a  thesis-based doctorate in Law are required to hold an additional diploma  in the discipline of business economics or economics.

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC.  If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition  procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition  no later than on the date of your appointment.

  • You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1  February 2019. This term of two years is determined by the date written  on the above-mentioned required diploma.


Depending on the specific profile of the selected candidate, the  degree of assistant professor (tenure track), associate professor, full  professor or senior full professor is awarded. This will be decided by  the University Board as proposed by the Faculty Board.

  • We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a  term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board,  the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as  an associate professor.
  • Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an  equal post at another university or research institution, you can  immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to  the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of  the Codex of Higher Education.

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 February 2019.


Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial  staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher  training and courses of 'Dutch' and 'English' for foreign-speaking  lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and  education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member  can count on a number of benefits such as a bike allowance,  reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range  of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial  staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the  International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the  tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support  with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative  matters in connection with moving to Ghent. More information can be  found on and


Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and  encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender  balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.


After the final application date, all received applications will be  sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy.  This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it  will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for  the position in terms of education, research and scientific service.  Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to  be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or  test lecture …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable  candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of  the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for  approval.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important  publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact.  Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show  merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social  valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations.  These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the  candidates.

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and  partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only  considering longer stays abroad by also other forms of  internationalisation.

Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave  or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the  available time for the realisation of academic output.


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one pdf file (
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your  doctoral degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than  our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a  translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if already in you possession)

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.


For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Ignace De Beelde (,  +32 9 264 35 31) at the Faculty of Economics & Business  Administration, Department of Accounting, Corporate Finance &  Taxation.

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

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