Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

 Vacancies


Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will entertain applications from qualified candidates for the following posts. 

Venerable Vice-Chancellor

Academic Staff

1. Professor 

(Department of Pali/ Department of Archaeology/ Department of Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy/  Department of Buddhist Culture/ Department of Buddhist Philosophy)

2. Library 

2.1 Librarian

3. Faculty  -  Faculty of Buddhist Studies

3.1 Lecturer (Probationary)/Senior Lecturer Grade I/II (Buddhist Philosophy)

3.2 Instructor in Computer Technology  - Grade II (Information Technology)

4. Faculty  -  Faculty of Language Studies

4.1 Lecturer (Probationary)/Senior Lecturer Grade I/II(Sanskrit)

4.2  Lecturer (Probationary)/Senior Lecturer Grade I/II (Sinhala)


Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will entertain applications from qualified candidates for the following post up to 04.01.2021.

1. Venerable Vice-Chancellor


Applications are invited from eminently qualified Bhikkhus who are well versed in  Discipline and Doctrine in Buddhist Studies and Pali to take over the leadership of the  Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka as its Venerable Vice-Chancellor according to  the provisions of the Buddhist and Pali University Act No. 74 of 1981 as amended by the  Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (Amendment) Act No. 37 of 1995. The  appointment is for a period of three years. The applicants should be citizens of Sri Lanka. 

The Head Office of the university is located at No 37, Moragahahena Road, Pitipana,  Homagama. 

Venerable 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 shall be an ex-officio member and Chairman of both the Counciland  the Senate. 

The applicant should not be over 62 years of age as at 04.01.2021. The Vice-Chancellor  shall, unless he vacates office earlier or removed from office in terms of the University  Act, holds office for a term of three years until he completes his sixty fifth year, whichever occurs earlier. 

The Venerable Vice-Chancellor will be responsible for providing academic leadership,  formulating and introducing management policies and implementing the decisions of the  Council. He will be responsible for the general administration of the university and in  doing so, he will 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. The Venerable Vice-Chancellor  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 website www.bpu.ac.lk for details regarding the applications & nominations).

The Venerable Vice-Chancellor is eligible to be placed at the highest academic salary  scale and be paid other allowances approved by the University Grants Commission. He  will be provided an official vehicle with fuel allowance and residential facilities in the  University premises. 

The following documents should accompany applications/nominations. The  applicant/nominee may be required to present his vision for the university to the Council. 

  1. A complete Curriculum Vitae of applicant/nominee including the 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 appointment to the post, in case of an applicant/nominee serving  in public service, corporationstatutory body and higher educational institution  other than the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 

As Per the provisions of the Act for appointments, three eligible candidates, respectively  selected by the Council from the applicants/nominees, will be forwarded to the Ministry of  Education. Candidates will be evaluated as per the recruitment procedure of the University  Grants Commission Circular No. 02/2020. 

Those who have already applied for the above post according to the University Grants  Commission Circular No. 02/2020, following the advertisement published in the Daily  News on 13.05.2020, Tinakaran on 14.05.2020, Sunday Observer on 17.05.2020, Sunday  Lankadeepa on 17.05.2020, and Lankadeepa on 18.05.2020, should reapply. 

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

Applications/nominations should be addressed to the "Secretary of the Council, Registrar's  Office, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, No 37, Moragahahena Road, Pitipana  Town, Homagama" and sent under registered cover or hand delivered to reach him on or  before 4.15 p.m. on 04th January 2021


Piyaratna Ranasinghe Arachchi 

Registrar and Secretary to the Council 

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka


06.12.2020

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Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will entertain applications from qualified candidates for the following post up to 04.01.2021.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

01.       Professor

Department of Pali/ Department of Archaeology/ Department of Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy/  Department of Buddhist Culture/ Department of Buddhist Philosophy

The application should be accomplished with the following in terms of the University Grants Commission Circular No. 04/2014 dated 01.04.2014 and Establishment Circular letter 04/2010 dated 19.03.2010 and University Grants Commission Circular No 916 dated 30.09.2009.

a)      The Curriculum Vitae

b)     A self-assessment of career specifying the contribution to Teaching & Academic Development Research and Creative Works, Dissemination of knowledge and University and National Development as per marking scheme.

c)      Three copies of Publications, Research Papers and Other Relevant Documents.

d)     Titles of five (05) outstanding research papers (publication)

         (Above circulars are available on www.ugc.ac.lk web site)

Currently senior professor who are in the Universities may apply as per the guidelines as follows.

The Application should be accomplished with the following in terms of the University Grant Commission Circulars 05/2015 dated 28.05.2015.

a)      Curriculum Vitae

b)     A self-assessment of his/her contribution to the Teaching and Academic Development, Research & Creative Works, Dissemination of knowledge and Contribution to University and National Development after becoming a professor.

02.     Library

            2.1    Librarian

Note:

As per the UGC Circular No. 921 of 23rd April 2010, candidates can apply to the post of Librarian.

03.     Faculty  -  Faculty of Buddhist Studies

 

           3.1    Position         -     Lecturer (Probationary)/Senior Lecturer Grade I/II

                    Subject          -    Buddhist Philosophy

 

           3.2    Position         -     Instructor in Computer Technology  - Grade II

                    Subject          -     Information Technology

 

04.     Faculty  -  Faculty of Language Studies

 

           4.1    Position         -     Lecturer (Probationary)/Senior Lecturer Grade I/II

                    Subject          -    Sanskrit

          

           4.2    Position         -     Lecturer (Probationary)/Senior Lecturer Grade I/II

                    Subject          -    Sinhala

(The applicant should be able to teach in both Sinhala and English Medium)

Note:

As per the UGC Circular No. 17/2005 of 03rd November 2005, candidates may be appointed according to their qualifications to the post of Senior Lecturer (Grade II/I)

Qualifications:

Librarian

1.    (i)     A First or a Second Class (Upper Division) in a Special Degree or 

(ii)    A Second Class (Lower Division) in a Special Degree or a First or a Second Class (Upper Division) in a General Degree; or

(iii)   A pass in a Degree Examination and A Postgraduate Degree of at least 02 academic years duration in the field of Library and Information Sciences with a research component by way of thesis/dissertation;

And 

2.    A Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science obtained after a full-time course of study of at least two academic years duration(or an equivalent part- time course of study) with a research component by way of thesis/dissertation or a Doctoral Degree;

And 

3.    Publications in the field of Library and Information Sciences.

And 

4.    At least fifteen (15) years’ experience after obtaining a first degree or at least ten (10) years after obtaining the qualification at (2) above in one or both of the following :

        (i)     experience in Librarianship in a recognized Library;

        (ii)    research in Library and Information Sciences

And 

5.    At least the minimum marks laid in the Marking Scheme for the post of Librarian

 

Lecturer (Probationary) Non- (Medical/Dental) 

(1) A Degree with specialization in the relevant subject with First or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours and at least 01 year experience in teaching/research/professional work/postgraduate studies.

OR

(2) A Degree with specialization in the relevant subject with Second Class (Lower Division) Honours and at least 01 year experience in teaching/ research/ professional work/ postgraduate studies

OR

(3) (a) A degree with specialization in the relevant subject-without Honours or any other degree with at least Second Class Honours, and (b) A Postgraduate Degree of at least 02 academic years duration in the relevant subject with a research component by way of thesis/ dissertation;

OR

(4) Such academic or professional qualifications or professional experience as may be approved by

the University Grants Commission upon the recommendation of the Higher Educational Institution concerned.

Notes:

(a) An applicant who is eligible under (2) or (3) above could be considered for appointment only if applicants qualified under (1) above are either not available or evaluated and considered as unsatisfactory by the Selection Committee. Such appointment would require a special justification and approval of the University Grants Commission.

(b) An applicant recruited with a Degree with specialization in the relevant subject and First or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours and Master's Degree of 02 academic years duration with a research component by way of thesis/dissertation may be placed one (01) step above the initial of the B-04 salary scale.

(c) An applicant recruited with a Degree with specialization in the relevant subject with First or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours and a Doctoral Degree may be placed two (02) steps above the initial of the B-04 salary scale.

Senior Lecturer, Gr. II [ Non - (Medical/Dental)] 

(1) Candidates shall possess the academic qualifications required for Lecturer (Probationary)   Non- (Medical/Dental) as specified under post 2 in this document.

AND

(2) (i) A Master's Degree in the relevant field obtained after a full-time course of study of at least two academic years (or an equivalent part-time course of study) with a research component by way of thesis/dissertation or a Doctoral Degree.

In the case of Faculties of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Management/Business Studies a Master's Degree of one year's duration in the relevant field may be accepted when combined with an evaluated research record in conformity with current guidelines.

OR

(ii) Such professional qualifications and experience as may be approved by the University Grants Commission upon the recommendation of the Higher Educational Institution concerned.

AND

(3) At least six (06) years experience in one or more of the following:-

(i) Teaching at University Level,

(ii) Professional experience,

(iii) Research in a recognized Institution,

(iv) Postgraduate Studies to acquire the qualifications stipulated at (2) above.

Instructor in Computer Technology – Grade  II

(i)     A first or second class in the B.Sc. special degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering from a recognized University:

               OR 

 (ii)   (a) A  pass in the B.Sc. special degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering from a recognized University

               OR

               A first or second class in the B.Sc. General Degree with Computing as a subject component from a recognized University.

               AND

         (b) One year experience in the field of Computing.

               OR  

(iii)  (a) A pass in the B.Sc. General Degree with Computing as a subject component from a recognized University.

               OR

               A first or second class in the B.Sc. General Degree (where computing is not a subject component) from a recognized University.

               AND

         (b) Two years experience in the field of Computing.

(iv)   (a) A pass in the B.Sc. General Degree (where Computing is not a subject Component) from a recognized University.

               AND

         (b) Three years experience in the field of Computing.

               OR

(v)          Any other Degree

               AND

               A Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science/Computer Technology from a recognized University.

               AND

               One year experience in the field of Computing.

 

Salary Scales:   

Senior Professor                                                                         U-AC 5 (I)      -  Rs.    139175 - 11x2925 -171350     (p.m.)

Professor                                                                                    U-AC 5 (II)     -  Rs.    117350 - 13x2700 -152450     (p.m.)

Librarian                                                                                      U-AC 5 (II)     -  Rs.    117350 - 13x2700 -152450     (p.m.)

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)                                                            U-AC 3 (I)      -  Rs.   91310 - 7x2170 - 106500     (p.m)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)                                                           U-AC 3 (II)     -  Rs.   79360 - 11x1630 - 97290     (p.m)

Lecturer (Probationary)                                                               U-AC 3 (IV)   -  Rs.   54600 - 10x1335 - 67950     (p.m)

Instructor in Computer  Technology  - Grade II                           U-AS 2            -  Rs.   50625 - 17x1335 - 74655     (p.m)


Academic allowance will also be paid as follows in accordance with the UGC Circular No. 13/2017 of 15th June 2017.

Senior Professor                               167% of the salary   

Professor                                           162% of the salary   

Librarian                                            162% of the salary   

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)                151% of the salary    

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)               151% of the salary   

Lecturer (Probationary)                  115% of the salary   

 

Sabbatical leave:

The holders of the post of Librarian and Senior Lecturer Grade II and above are eligible for one year of sabbatical leave with full pay or two years of leave without pay on completion of seven years of service with full passage for self and spouse.

Statutory Benefits:

Appointee will become a contributor to the "The Buddhist and Pali University Provident Fund" contributing 10% of the monthly salary.  The University will contribute 15% and 3% of the monthly salary to the Buddhist and Pali University Provident Fund and Employees' Trust Fund respectively.

Gratuity Payment

Other Benefits:

Other allowances will be paid for each posts as per the UGC Circulars

Medical facilities

Special Note:

The appointees of the above posts should sign a bond for five years of continuous service from the date of the first appointment with the university as per the 325th council decision on 29.05.2012.    

How to Apply:

Details of qualifications could be obtained from the office of the Assistant Registrar (Administration) of this University up to 30.12.2020 by personally calling over or by post sending a self-addressed (Rs.40.00) stamped envelope of 23x10 cm in size by indicating the post on the top left hand corner of the envelope to reach the Assistant Registrar (Administration) of the University or could be downloaded from the University website www.bpu.ac.lk

Duly completed applications with copies of the relevant certificates should be forwarded under the registered post indicating the post on the top left hand corner of the envelope to reach the "Assistant Registrar (Administration), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, No 37, Moragahahena Road, Pitipana Town, Homagama" on or before 04.01.2021.

Applications from employees in the Government Departments / Corporations / Statutory Boards / UGC and Higher Educational Institutions should be channeled through the Heads of the respective Institutions.

Only shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview.  Applications which do not confirm to the above mentioned requirements, incomplete, illegible or late applications will be rejected without intimation.


Registrar

Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka

No.37, Moragahahena Road

Pitipana Town

Homagama

02.12.2020


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