Project Assistant without doctorate (Taxation, Public Finance, Tax Law)

Company:University of Graz

Location:Austria / Graz

Discipline:Taxation, Public Finance, Tax Law

Employment Type:30 hours a week, fixed-term employment for the period of 4 years


Researchers and students at the University of Graz are shaping tomorrow’s world. We are addressing a broad spectrum of specialist issues and responding strategically to diverse social challenges. The University of Graz is also a place where achievement is rewarded, careers are planned, and social diversity is promoted – all within a modern, award-winning working environment. Our motto: We work for tomorrow. Join us!

Within its Field of Excellence "Smart Regulation" the University of Graz is looking for a

Project Assistant without doctorate
(30 hours a week; - fixed-term employment for the period of 4 years; position to be filled as of July 1st 2019)

Your duties

  • The successful candidate should contribute to the Field of Excellence “Smart Regulation” and work on the research project „The Impact of Pre-Clearance and Third-Party Involvement on Tax Compliance“. This requires independent research in taxation from an economic and/or legal perspective and an active participation in research projects within the Field of Excellence. The doctoral programs of the Field of Excellence provide intensive support and mentoring as well as interdisciplinary discussion by Law and Business researchers.
  • Independent academic research
  • Participation in the research activities of the field of excellence “Smart Regulation”

Your profile

  • Completed diploma or master's degree in business administration with a specialization in taxation or diploma or master's degree in economics with a specialization in public finance or diploma or master's degree in law with a specialization in tax law
  • Very good knowledge in the field of international taxation
  • Very good command of written and spoken German and English
  • Experience in university operations (desirable)
  • Willingness to complete a dissertation in the field of business taxation
  • Willingness to perform interdisciplinary research in the fields of law and Business Research
  • Ability to cooperate and work in teams
  • Enjoyment of academic research
  • Self-initiative and commitment

Our offer


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 2148.40 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: June 5th 2019

Reference Number: MB/88/99 ex 2018/19

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:

The Field of Excellence “Smart Regulation” at the University of Graz addresses topics related to technical innovations. The flood of digital data, Industry 4.0 or self-driving cars are all innovations that have made a major impact on current regulatory and economic issues. How best to meet these challenges is a particular focus for researchers in law and economics, assisted by ethics researchers and psychologists. They explore issues such as possible regulatory models, behaviour management and ways to influence the decisions made by individuals, companies and society. The Institute of Accounting and Taxation is part of the Field of Excellence „Smart Regulation“. The Institute is characterized by research-based teaching and practice-oriented applications in the areas of tax consulting, accounting, auditing and finance.

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