Master of Arts, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, 1975.
Assistant professor Jagiellonian University, 1976-1989, associate professor, 1989-1993, professor, since 1993. Head department Karol Estreicher's Polish Bibliography, Jagiellonian University, since 1976, head Institute Polish Studies, 1991-2002. Visiting professor Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium, 1979-1980, Riiksuniversiteit, Gent, Belgium, 1979-1980.
Visiting fellow Institute Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria, 1990.
Member International Comparative Literature Association, International Association Neo-Latin Studies, Polish Academy Arts and Sciences.
Married Barbara Kozminska. Children: Maria, Joanna.