This book traces the steps that an academician can partake to achieve academic excellence. The writers, both having achieved the pinnacle of their academic career at an ''early'' age, share the roadmap that has been treaded on to enhance their performance and hence, continue to contribute to the drive for quality in the institutions of higher education. The roles of a lecturer and an academician have set apart the drive towards academic excellence. The academic requirements to be fulfilled as academician include not only teaching, but also research and professional service. This book is produced out of the writers'' confidence and belief in order to ensure the highest leadership and professional quality of future new academic staff striving for academic excellence. This book hopes to build awareness and better understanding of academic competencies in terms of leadership, teaching, research, supervision and quality to be emulated by new academician who intends to see the outstanding growth in the career as a faculty member in the institution of higher education.