Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has landed another plum role for his post-congressional life.

Ryan, 49, will join the University of Notre Dame as a professor of the practice, teaching political science and economics for the 2019-20 academic year.

Ryan, who at different times during his two decades as a member of Congress chaired the House Ways and Means and the House Budget committees, follows former Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough in announcing a guest lecturing position at the prestigious Indiana-based university.

Ryan also shares a personal connection with Notre Dame: His two brothers, Stan and Tobin, studied economics as undergraduates at the institution.

“As an Irish Catholic from the Midwest, the University of Notre Dame has always held a special place in my heart,” Ryan said in a statement. “It is an honor to be part of a University where Catholic principles, robust debates, academic freedoms and diverse viewpoints are allowed to flourish. As much as I hope to impart as a lecturer, I know that I will learn a tremendous amount from Notre Dame’s remarkable students as we discuss the big challenges before our nation and collaborate on how best to address them.”

The deficit hawk, who earned his bachelor's degree from Miami University in Ohio, will give lectures on American government fundamentals, political polarization, and the nexus between Catholicism and economics.

Fox Corp. announced in March that Ryan had accepted a spot on its board of directors.

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