About us

Our story

Our company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Stockholm.

Academic Positions was founded in 2009 by John Galanis and Erik Björkander 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, Europe, and globally.  

Academic Positions’ growth and development has always been driven by the simple idea that research matters. Talented researchers are key to achieving scientific excellence, which is why talent attraction needs to be a priority. By investing in talent attraction, our customers improve their recruitment odds so they can spend fewer resources on recruiting and focus on ensuring quality research output. 

John Galanis and Erik Björkander

We provide our customers with the knowledge and support they need so they can spend more time on the things that matter to them. Over the past 12 years, we have developed several data-driven digital recruitment solutions that are the first of their kind in the academic recruitment marketing industry. These innovative services have made Academic Positions a trusted partner for over 2,500 organizations looking to attract international academic talent. 

So 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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