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Law and tax Departement Hiring

Open-rank professorship

Job Description

The Law and Tax Department of HEC Paris invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in all legal disciplines starting on 1st September 2024. The preferred research profile of the successful candidate adds to and complements the existing research at the law faculty. The current research spans corporate and tax law, European and transnational law, and fundamental rights, and covers topics such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusiveness, law and economics, artificial intelligence and the blockchain, financial regulation, and governance.

The successful candidate should motivate her application with a vision of how the law department could benefit from her contribution to the research profile. The resulting research is expected to lead to publications in top peer-reviewed law journals. The applicant is also expected to be an excellent teacher. 

Professors are part of the Research Faculty of HEC Paris and will be teaching Grande École and Specialized Masters students, the MBA program, the PhD in Law and Regulation, and Executive Education, depending on their field of interest. HEC Paris faculty receive excellent financial support for research, including grants from the HEC Foundation. The remuneration and benefits package are competitive by international standards and will be commensurate with experience and profile.

Applications to senior positions should have a publication record in, inter alia, any of these outlets: American Journal of Comparative Law; American Journal of International Law; Antitrust Law Journal; British Tax Review; Common Market Law Review; Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal; European Journal of International Law; European Law Journal; Human Rights Law Review; International and Comparative Law Quarterly; International Review of Law and Economics; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of International Economic Law; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics; Journal of Legal Analysis; Journal of Legal Studies, National Tax Journal; Oxford Journal of Legal Studies; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

While HEC Paris is a bilingual school (English/French), the ability to teach in French is not mandatory. The work shall be mainly performed at HEC Paris campus in Jouy-en-Josas.

HEC Paris is committed to equal opportunities. It ensures the entire faculty, staff and students against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment on the basis of race, colour, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Candidate Profile

Candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

1. Completion of a PhD degree in Law (or JSD equivalent) - dual education (economics, management, social sciences, etc.) and/or a habilitation thesis is an advantage.

2. Publication record in the relevant field(s) in case of senior position applications.

3. Fluency to work in a multicultural environment - this competence must be highlighted by concrete achievements in the cover letter.

4. Experience and ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner - this competence must be highlighted by concrete achievements in the cover letter.

Working ability in French a plus, but not requirement.

Application Procedure

The application must contain:

1. A cover letter and, if possible, a 60-second video introducing the candidate.

2. Resume with publications.

3. An electronic copy of one (1) research paper, published or accepted connected to relevant field(s).

4. A statement containing:

a. The candidate’s research agenda (2 pages max).

b. An outline of two short course projects (on Masters or PhD level of 18 to 30 hours for 6 to 10 weeks) related to the relevant field(s) (1 page max).

When shortlisted, the department may ask the candidates to file two letters of reference.

Candidates must send their application by 12th December 2023 by completing the form at the following link:

https://forms.gle/GK1FQ51V9egptioB6

(if the link does not work, copy and paste it into the browser)

N.B. This form requires a Google account. Candidates who do not have such an account can send the application directly to the department assistant Mrs. Olfa Mzita (mzita@hec.fr).

About HEC Paris

HEC Paris is Europe’s first-ranked business school (Financial Times ranking), France's first-ranked undergraduate school of management, and it is consistently ranked among the top-10 business schools in the world.

HEC Paris rankings are available at the following address:  https://www.hec.edu/en/overview/who-we-are/rankings. Further information regarding HEC Paris’ values, academic mission, course portfolio and corporate partnerships can be found at https://www.hec.edu/en/overview/who-we-are/mission-values

About Law & Tax Department

HEC Law & Tax Department is a community of 12 faculty members and dozens of guest lecturers that interacts with more than 2,500 students every year. It offers two programs (the Master in Strategy & Law and the LLM in Law & International Management) and provides courses across virtually all HEC programs: from one-year specialized masters, the CEMS program to the MBA and Executive Education. It relies on the support of more than thirty law firms and 4 CAC-40 corporations (AXA, BNP Paribas, Société Générale and L’Oréal) who attend the annual Legal Career Forum. 

For additional questions

Queries can be addressed to Professor Armin Steinbach (steinbacha@hec.fr).