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Academic Positions is the European career network for academics, researchers and scientists.

The network facilitates your search for appropriate candidates by providing tailored recruitment solutions for national, regional or international markets. An increasing number of universities and research institutes turn to us regularly to utilize our network as a regular part of their recruitment process.

We offer job seekers a possibility to search through and register for more than 500 different fields and subjects to ensure your success in reaching the ideal candidates within various fields of science.

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Summary: Founded by John Galanis and Erik Björkander in 2009, Academic Positions is a Swedish based specialist job board. It targets academic professionals to enable universities and research institutions to hire brilliant minds from all over the world. On social media, Academic Positions has 4 139 followers on LinkedIn, 131 766 on Facebook, 5 146 on Instagram and 1 817 on Twitter, and updated content for all. There are different portals for different countries, some of which are more popular than others. The generic .com one attracts 650 060 views a month. There is a very interesting partner website called Academic Stories, with articles on a variety of topics.

Design: There is no search engine on the way homepage. However, you can jump to the job listing by clicking on a field or a job type. Recent closing soon and featured job offers also appear on the homepage as well as some prestigious company/institution names. If you click on “find jobs”, a search engine (keywords) and filters (fields, job type and regions) will appear. The list is clear and it includes small logos, job offer closing dates and a short description of the job. Offers can be sorted by relevance, newness or the expiry date. You can also browse the company pages, listed in order of the featured ones or in alphabetical order, and you can filter them by country. Most of the companies are in Germany. The customized pages really reflect the company image.

The job board objective: Academic Positions connects academics from all over the world and allows them to access interest articles as well.

Recruiter observations: To create an account or post an advert, you must contact the job board. If you’re interested in branding your employer, you can have your page featured.

Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers can create an account with an e-mail address, a Facebook account or a LinkedIn account. When applying to job offers, the website redirects jobseekers to a URL.

The job offers: There are 1 720 job offers. Belgium has the most job offers and popular fields appear at the end of the page (electrical engineering and programming languages top the list).

Reactivity: --

Special features: The feedback options; job alerts; testimonials; audience statistics; the academic stories (articles); the career advice.

Verdict: Academic Positions is a great website if you are recruiting academic professionals. It definitely works better in particular countries, but the visibility is diverse. The team answers quickly so it’s not too bothersome to have to contact them to create an account.

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.


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Marketing activities

Academic Positions engage in a number of marketing activities to ensure high quality candidates are applying for your jobs, including optimised SEO and Google AdWords, E-mail communications, Job alerts, social media and job aggregators such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Careerjet and Glassdoor.

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Media Partners

In order to increase the exposure for our customers adverts, Academic Positions offers the service of publishing jobs for free on Euraxess.

Euraxess is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the countries participating in the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research.


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