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An academic leader should lead in their particular area and should love what they are doing. An example of leadership in the area of 'sustainable energy use' is presented that involves leading through identifying and participating in the development of emerging technologies. Excellent academic leadership can be provided by a Senior Lecturer through active research, incorporating the latest developments in student-centred learning in their work and providing example and encouragement for colleagues and learners.
McGovern, Jim: Providing academic leadership through the role of Senior Lecturer 1 (Teaching) using the theme of 'sustainable energy' as an example. This article was prepared by the author for oral presentation at an interview for a position as a Senior Lecturer 1 at the Dublin Institute of Technology.