McConaughey was a contributor to the institution since 2015. On Wednesday, its management announced that the actor will be hired as a professor in the Radio-Television-Film department.
The Austin-based University said his designation recognizes “outstanding work as a mentor and teacher.”
He will continue to teach the “Script to Screen” film production course, for which he has created a program.
The university said McConaughey is respected for “the willingness to work with students outside of class hours.”
The actor has, since 1993, a diploma in Film.
Matthew McConaughey, 49, has starred in over 50 films, including “Dazed and Confused”, “Mud”, “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Serenity”. He played the lead role in the first season of the series “True Detective”, which he also produced. The lead role of the Dallas Buyers Club brought him an Oscar and a Golden Globe. For the one from “Tru Detective,” he was nominated for the Golden Globes.