The actor has been a visiting lecturer on the flagship campus in Austin since 2015, and the university announced in a statement Wednesday that the appointment honors his "outstanding work as a teacher and mentor".
Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor and teach this fall at the University's Department of Radio Television Film.
McConaughey has since become a visiting lecturer at Austin's flagship campus in 201
He will continue to teach a screenplay production class for which he has developed the syllabus.
The University says McConaughey is respected for his "willingness to work with students outside the classroom".
The actor graduated from the school in 1993. McConaughey has starred in more than 50 films, including Dazed and Confused The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his starring role ,