Professor Fiscal Economics & Tax Accounting

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The focus of the Fiscal Economics master's program lies in the study of tax law from both a business economics and macroeconomic perspective. It encompasses all conceivable aspects of taxation and the associated economic effects and developments. For example, what role do taxes play in the strategic choices of individuals and businesses, such as the location of international corporations (Unilever, Starbucks, etc.)? Or: Can the difference in tax burden between employees and self-employed individuals distort labor market relations? Or: What are the implications of covering fiscal risks in business processes and what are the economic consequences for enterprises? Or: What causes differences in laws and regulations that result in additional administrative burdens?

For this chair, the intersections, and differences between tax law for businesses and financial reporting law form the core of the research domain. Two main areas can be identified. The first core area for this chair encompasses income and corporate taxation for businesses. What are the economic effects of both taxes on the business community? The second core area of this chair is 'tax accounting'. This field focuses on the differences between tax and commercial financial reporting and determining the tax position in financial statements. When discussing the fiscal concept of annual profit, attention is also paid to differences between tax valuation and valuation in commercial financial statements. Knowledge of this is relevant due to factors such as the connection between tax returns and commercial financial statements and the analysis of economic consequences of tax choices made by businesses. Tax accounting thus lies at the intersection of two fields: financial reporting law and taxation.

Both core areas are closely related to adjacent fields taught within the Fiscal Economics master's program: Fiscal Economic Policy, Corporate Structures and Transfer Pricing, and (Fiscal) Business Strategy.

‘Fiscal Economics & Tax Accounting’ is one of the areas of expertise in the (pre)master's program in Fiscal Economics. Additionally, tax accounting is also relevant for the fields of Accountancy and Controlling. Furthermore, the education of this chair focuses on Nyenrode's Executive Education.

Nyenrode Business University recognizes the importance of research in this field. The research results should lead to (international) publications and be continually integrated into education. The university sees itself playing a prominent role in the public debate in this regard.

The role of the tax professional is highlighted in the educational program: playing a guiding role in teams concerning the tax interests of businesses. Naturally, in-depth attention is paid to ethical and social aspects that may influence and complicate the situation (the LES values).


Who are we?

Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 by and for the business community, with an international orientation. We offer degree and executive education programs and conduct research in various directions. In the coming years, our strategic focus will be on realizing societal impact, shaping transformative education, and further strengthening our academic foundation. Our purpose 'Serving society by shaping responsible leaders' forms the basis for this.

A central role in everything we do is played by our core values Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Stewardship. Do you recognize yourself in these core values?


Who are we?

Nyenrode Business University offers a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance, and personal development. Thanks to this combination, Nyenrode develops sustainable added value for companies and for society. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation.

Nyenrode offers degree and executive education programs in business, management, accountancy, and controlling, and conducts research in these disciplines. The mission of Nyenrode is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders.’ Central to everything we do are our core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship. Do you recognize yourself in these core values?

The university is located in Breukelen and Amsterdam.


Who are you?  

You have obtained a PhD and meet the requirements - applicable to every professor - of having demonstrated the ability to:

  • teach in a clear and enthusiastic manner.
  • carry out research at a high level, which must have been demonstrated by scientific publications relating to the field of study. (Meet requirements of Nyenrode Research Output systems for full professorship).
  • initiate, stimulate and supervise the research (including PhD research) of others.

The candidate

  • has a demonstrable thorough knowledge of Fiscal Economics & Tax Accounting.
  • has excellent and proven qualifications for academic education and provides academic leadership both didactically and programmatically.
  • has recognized expertise for scientific research in the field of Fiscal Economics & Tax Accounting.
  • has experience with acquisition of and participation in research projects, is interested in interdisciplinary research.
  • is an inspirational supervisory coach for highly qualified professional and aspiring academic scholars.
  • has an extensive network within and outside the university community with relevant (inter)national contacts and relationships.
  • has an excellent command of the English language, Dutch is an advantage.


What do we have to offer?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit can be characterized by a combination of a prominent level of professionalism and an informal atmosphere. Salary will depend on position and qualifications. Tax benefits may apply.



Interested candidates are invited to forward their application (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or two recently published papers, present research activities and pipeline, recent teaching evaluations, and three references) to Please put reference ME050424 in the subject of your email.

Should you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Michael Erkens, Director Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Nyenrode Business University's ambition is to create an inclusive working environment where everybody feels involved, valued, and recognized. In addition to your talent, experience, and motivation, the specific aspects of your identity enriches our organization in various ways. Talent as basis, diversity as power.