Full Professorship of Business Taxation

University of Freiburg

The Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for Business Taxation in the Institute for Economics.
  • Application deadline: 28.02.2024
  • Publication date: 17.01.2024
  • Start-date: 01.04.2024
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00003528


This professorship is also particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The future incumbent is expected to publish in prestigious national and international journals and commentaries as well as engage in scientific projects relevant to business taxation. Desirable is a methodological mix of normative-deductive and positive tax theory, the economic analysis of law and empirical tax research. The Institute welcomes in particular applicants who deal with future-oriented, practice-relevant research questions related to, inter alia, digital transformation in tax law, the integration of sustainability dimensions (e.g., intergenerational fairness, environmental safety, climate change) in taxation, international tax law, group tax law and the tax law of non-profit organizations. Successful completion of a tax advisor certificate is an asset, but not required.

In teaching, the professorship has to represent business taxation in all its dimensions in the bachelor’s and master’s programs in economics and business sciences. In addition, lectures and seminars are to be offered to students of the Faculty of Law. The teaching includes basic lectures as well as advanced modules, held in German and English. Based on an extensive and relevant teaching experience, the future incumbent is expected to apply innovative teaching tools (e.g., e-learning) in addition to traditional classroom teaching. Furthermore, the professor to be hired is expected to actively participate in existing collaborations within and beyond the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences to (further) develop innovative, interdisciplinary study contents, e.g., in the "Center for Business and Law". The position includes the managing of two existing executive master’s programs (Tax Master, MBA International Taxation).

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the three most important publications
  • Application form

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00003528, by 28.02.2024 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

To the chairperson of the recruiting committee
Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz
Wirtschafts- und Verhaltenswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Rempartstraße 10-16
79098 Freiburg

By e-mail (in one document) to:

For further information, please contact Frau Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Lütkebohmert-Holtz on the phone number +49 761 203-95410 or E-Mail eva.luetkebohmert@finance.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments (in German).