Matthew McConaughey is now a full-time professor at the University of Texas
Matthew McConaughey has officially been announced as a new full-time professor at the University of Texas.
McConaughey, who was born in Uvalde, Texas, has special ties with the university as it was the college that he had attended for his higher education.
The Academy Award winner graduated with a bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film from the university in 1993.
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McConaughey has officially been added to the list of faculty members as a "professor of practice" and will start teaching in September.
The Moody College of Communication announced the university's exciting new addition to their staff in a tweet on Wednesday.
"We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt, according to a university news release. "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 has been a visiting professor at the Austin university since 2015, where he taught the Script to Screen film writing course alongside director Scott Rice. But now, the 49-year-old star is officially a full-time member of staff in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Moody College of Communication.
"It's the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them," The Dallas Buyers Club actor told UT News. "Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art — no matter the time or generation. The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless. That will always be our classroom focus."
McConaughey will start working at the University of Texas as an official member of staff from September.