The Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura acting in terms of Section 34 of the Universities Act No 16 of 1978 and subsequent amendments invites applications or nominations for the post of Vice-Chancellor.

Under the provision of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978, the Vice-Chancellor is a full time Officer of the University. He/She shall be the Principal Executive Officer, the Principal Academic Officer and the Accounting Officer of the University. He/She shall be an ex-officio member and Chairman of both the Council; and the Senate.

The Vice-Chancellor shall, unless He/She vacates office earlier or removed from office in terms of the Universities.  Act No. 16 of 1978, hold office for a term of three years or until He/She completes his/her sixty fifth year whichever occurs earlier.

The Vice-Chancellor will be responsible for providing academic leadership, formulating and introducing management policies and implementing the decisions of the Council.  He/She will be responsible for the general administration of the University and in doing so, uphold the principles of academic excellence, transparency, accountability, democratic management and effective non partisan leadership.

The successful candidate should possess a record of high academic achievement including a strong research profile, proven leadership qualities and interpersonal skills to interact objectively with diverse interest groups, a clear understanding of policy issues and a commitment to the effective implementation of decisions. He/ She should also possess a deep understanding of the ethos and mission of the University including commitment to the community (prospective applicants/ nominators are invited to visit the University web site for details).

The Vice-Chancellor is eligible to be placed at the highest academic salary scale and to receive an entertainment allowance of 15% of the salary.

The following documents should accompany applications/nominations. The applicant/ nominee may be required to present formally or informally his/her vision for the University to the Council.

  1. A Complete Curriculum Vitae of applicant/ nominee including date of Birth.
  2. A personal statement of vision for the University indicating what the candidate expects to achieve if appointed.
  3. A letter of consent from the nominee in case of nomination.
  4. A letter from the employer indicating whether applicant/nominee could be released in the event of his/her appointment to the post, in case of an applicant/ nominee serving in public service, corporation, statutory body and higher educational institution other than the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Applications/ nominations should be addressed to the “Registrar, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda” and sent under registered cover or hand delivered to reach him on or before 4.15 p.m. on 31st July 2017.

The identification and ranking of the three eligible candidates, from among the applicants/nominees, to be forwarded to the University Grants Commission, for consideration for appointment, would be done by the University Council as prescribed in the relevant UGC Circular.

The envelope containing the application/nomination with relevant material must be marked “Post of the Vice-Chancellor “on its top left hand corner.

L.L.Wasantha Perera
Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Council
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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