Invitation for Applications/Nominations Post of Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the Eastern University Sri Lanka acting in terms of the Section 34 of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 as amended and the provisions of University Grants Commission Circular No. 04/2018 of 28th June 2018, invites applications/nominations from suitably qualified and experienced persons to manage and lead the University as Vice-Chancellor. The applicants/nominees should be citizens of Sri Lanka.

Under the provision of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978, the Vice-Chancellor is a full time officer of the University. He 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 as amended, 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, conducting and introducing management policies, and implementing the decisions of the Council, the general administration of the University and should, therefore, uphold the, principles of academic excellence, transparency, accountability, democratic management and effective nonpartisan 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.

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

The following documents should accompany application/nomination.

  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 a 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 Bodies and Higher Educational Institutions other than the Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  5. Where the present incumbent is an applicant such applicant should also give a report highlighting the accomplishments during his/her first term in office.

The applicant/nominee may be required to present formally or informally his/her vision for the University to the University Council.

Application/nomination with relevant documents as requested above should be addressed to The Registrar, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai, Chenkalady and sent under Registered Cover or hand delivered to reach the Registrar on or before 31st October 2018 by 3.00 p.m.

The envelope containing the application/nomination with the required documents must be marked "Post of the Vice-Chancellor" on the top left-hand corner.

Application/nomination could also be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All annexures must be in PDF format. 

Applications received at the Registrar's Office after the closing date and time will not be entertained.

(Prospective Applicant/Nominator are invited to visit the University web site


Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Council 
Eastern University, Sri Lanka