About us

Our story

Academic Positions was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Stockholm.

In 2009, John Galanis and Erik Björkander founded Academic Positions to fill a gap they saw in the Swedish academic recruitment market. Their goal was to make it easier for Swedish universities to find top academic talent by creating a job board dedicated to academic jobs. In the following years, they expanded to the rest of Scandinavia, then Europe, then globally.  

The company’s growth and development has always been driven by the simple idea that research matters. We want to contribute to new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs. For Academic Positions, this means helping the right researchers to find the right jobs and encouraging more people to pursue academic careers.

John Galanis and Erik Björkander

We’ve found that, while research is all about innovation, universities and research institutes are slow to innovate when it comes to attracting the right talent. As a young, modern company, we’re not afraid to challenge the old ways of thinking and the people who say, “but this is how we’ve always done it.” In the past ten years, we have developed several data-driven digital recruitment solutions that are the first of their kind in the academic recruitment marketing industry. 

This forward-thinking mindset has made Academic Positions a trusted partner for over 2,000 organizations looking to attract international academic talent. As we grow, we stay true to what makes us unique. We focus 100% on talent attraction. We promote internationalization. We advertise vacancies in all research fields.

What do our next ten years look like? Simply put, our vision is to become the world’s largest platform and authority in the academic recruitment market. Want to help us achieve this vision? Come join us. 

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