Maciej Hartliński – PhD, Assistant Professor. Deputy Head of Institute of Political Science.

He has held visiting positions at University of Oxford, Indiana University – Bloomington and many other European universities. He defended his doctoral dissertation on „Party leadership in Poland” with distinction and it was subsequently nominated to the Minister's Award. In 2013 he launched the „Political Leadership” research group of the Polish Political Science Association.

Member of Polish Political Science Association (Political Leadership, Parties and Party Systems), European Consortium for Political Research (Standing Groups on Political Parties, Presidential Politics), and International Political Science Association.

He is the author of several books, chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on party politics, political leaders and party leadership in post-communist countries.