Academic Career

Her academic career began in October 1976 in the Demographic Laboratory in the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University, led by Prof. Wanda Czarkowska. In the years 1977-1979 she worked as a technical assistant, and from 1980 to 1987 as an assistant and then senior assistant in the Laboratory. In 1983-1985 she was on  parental leave. sl2From 1987 to 1995 she worked as a lecturer at the Demographic Laboratory and from 1989 to 1995 in the Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work led by Prof. K. Frysztacki. From December 1995 to March 31 2002 she was employed as an adjunct assistant professor in the mentioned Department. In 2002, she became vice-director of the Institute of Sociology (till 2008). Post-doctoral degree (habilitation) allowed her to realize her dream of continuation of an idea of studies both in sociology and demography, built by Prof. P. Rybicki and Prof. W. Czarkowska. The development of demography within sociology in Cracow was unique on national scale because of its institutional presence (as a department) at the University. In December 2002, the Rector of the Jagiellonian University appointed her as the Head of the Department of Population Studies. The Department carries out  important scientific research projects and teaches specialized courses.

In 2003, thanks to her efforts, initiatives, teaching and research endeavors, the new MA studies and postgraduate studies in the field of gender have been created in the Institute of Sociology. The Gender Studies within sociology at the Jagiellonian University are unique. The courses taught within the Gender Studies are very popular among students, including foreign ones, and lead to write numerous Master's theses and PhD dissertations in this field, and generate also rich and diversified  academic activities.
In the years 1980-2009 Prof. Slany has received the awards from the Rector of the Jagiellonian University (individual and team award) seven times for her achievements in scientific research. In the academic year 2007/2008 she received the individual main award. In 2003, she received the individual award of the Minister of National Education and Sport for the book “Alternative forms of marriage and family life in the postmodern world”.