Academic Vacancies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura invites applications from prospective candidates for vacancies as indicated below.


Department of Political Science


Positions: Senior Lecturer Grade I/Senior Lecturer Grade II /Lecturer (Probationary)

Preference will be given to the candidates with postgraduate qualifications in Political Science.


Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies


Positions: Senior Lecturer Grade I/Senior Lecturer Grade II /Lecturer (Probationary)

Subject Areas:

  • Pali


Positions: Senior Lecturer Grade I/Senior Lecturer Grade II /Lecturer (Probationary) 

Subject Areas:

  • Buddhist Philosophy


Positions: Senior Lecturer Grade I/Senior Lecturer Grade II /Lecturer (Probationary)

Subject Areas:

  • Buddhist Heritage and Tourism


Preference will be given to those having the first degree in International Tourism and Hotel Management and Master degree in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management with Hospitality Industry experience.


Gross Salary:

A) Senior Lecturer Grade I – U-AC 3(I)

Rs.91310 – 7×2170 – 106500 p.m.  (01.01.2020)

Approximate Gross Salary Rs.229,039/-


B) Senior Lecturer Grade II – U-AC 3(II)

Rs.79360 – 11×1630 – 97290 p.m. (01.01.2020)

Approximate Gross Salary Rs.200,286/-


C) Lecturer (Probationary) – U-AC 3 (IV)

Rs.54600 – 10×1335 – 67950 p.m. (01.01.2020)

Approximate Gross Salary Rs.123,075/-


The other allowances determined by the University Grants Commission will be paid in addition to the above salary.


Benefits: Senior Lecturer Grade I/ Senior Lecturer Grade II/ Lecturer (Probationary)

  • Selected candidates will contribute 10% from their monthly salary to the Universities’ Provident Fund while the University will make a contribution of 15% of their salary of which 8% will be credited to Universities Pension Fund and 7% to the Universities Provident Fund. In addition they will become contributors to the Employees’ Trust Fund which the University will contribute an amount equivalent to 3% of the Salary.
  • Gratuity payment in accordance with the provisions of the payment of Gratuity Act 12 of 1983.
  • Senior Lecturer Grade II and above and Project Manager are eligible for one year of Sabbatical Leave with full pay or two years without pay on completion of seven years of service. Further those proceeding abroad during the Sabbatical Leave Period are eligible to receive full air passage for self and spouse.





Application forms and further particulars including qualifications could be downloaded below:



Duly completed applications  should be forwarded under registered cover indicating the post applied for on the top left hand corner of the envelope to reach the Deputy Registrar/ Academic Establishments Division, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda on or before 31.12.2020

Applicants from University System / Government Departments / Corporations / Statutory Boards should channel their applications through the Head of their respective Institutions.

The University reserves the right to shortlist the candidates. Applications which do not conform to the requirements, incomplete applications, applications not in the relevant format (not downloaded from the Web Site) and applications received after the closing date will be rejected without intimation.


University of Sri Jayewardenepura,




Category Posts