Matthew McConaughey will head back to his home state this fall to serve as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
CNN reports that McConaughey, who graduated from UT in 1993, will be a "professor of practice" at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film.
The Oscar winner has been working as a visiting professor since 2015. "We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," says 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."
McConaughey and faculty member and director Scott Rice have been co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class, but McConaughey will now lead the class solo.