The University of Warsaw participates in H2020 project entitled “Empirical study of Literature Training Network” (ELIT). Currently, UW applications for a PhD position at the university. The successful candidate will be engaged in the ELIT project.

The ELIT project, funded by the EU, will offer innovative and interdisciplinary training to a new generation of researchers in the empirical study of literature.


In Europe one in five people lacks adequate reading skills. Researchers stress the need for a better understanding of the neuro-cognitive processes related to literary reading through novel empirical methods and forms of engagement in which empathy plays a key role, therefore ten universities that are at the forefront of the empirical study of reading literature decided to carry out ELIT project which additionally responds to the absence of doctoral programmes in Europe. More information on the project >>

ELIT: PhD position at the University of Warsaw (partner university: University of Vienna)

The University of Warsaw invites applications for PhD fellowship (3 years) in ELIT project. The successful candidate will receive a double degree: PhD in the Humanities at the University of Warsaw and in Psychology at the University of Vienna.


The study will take place mostly in Warsaw, and the candidate will be employed at the University of Warsaw (supervisor: Prof. Monika Płużyczka). 12 months (months 23-34) will be spent at the academic partner organisation, i.e. at the University of Vienna (co-supervisor: Prof. Helmut Leder, involvement in the project: Differentiation between reading in natural and artificial environment). There is also a secondment at the non-academic partner, hosted by Lillestrøm High School/ Norway (industrial mentor: Ole T. Mangen; length: 2 months, months 39-40) for gaining experiences with planning and preparing literary reading projects at schools, including the selection of literary texts and didactic implementation of these texts in the classroom.


The position is vacant from October 2020.

Project title: Literary text perception and comprehension.

Application deadline: 15.06.2020 02:00 pm (Central Europe Time)


More information is available on the website of the UW Faculty of Applied Linguistics >>