Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey has bagged a new role – the actor and producer has joined the University of Texas as a professor.
The announcement was made this week via the university.
McConaughey, who graduated from the university in 1993, will be a "professor of practice" at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. McConaughey has been a visiting professor since 2015, but this makes things official.
"We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. "Matthew cares deeply for our school and our students, and we are thrilled that he shares his time and talent to help prepare the next generation of media leaders and innovators."
With more than 50 films under his belt and an Academy Award, McConaughey does come in as more than qualified. In addition to his films, he also starred in television shows and also has experience as a producer, and is best known for that role in his season of True Detective.