Nathan Deal will soon be transitioning from his long-held title as Georgia's governor to a new one - professor.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Deal will take up a position as a Regents professor at the University of Georgia following his departure from the governor's mansion.

The Chronicle reports that UGA president Jere Morehead made the recommendation which was approved by Chancellor Steve Wrigley.

"The University of Georgia looks forward to welcoming Governor Deal to the campus later this spring," Morehead said. "He joins a long list of distinguished public servants who have taught at our institution, after completing their terms of office, including Zell Miller and Saxby Chambliss."

Deal's appointment will take effect on March 1 and last for three years. The Chronicle reports that he plans to deliver lectures to political science and law students. Before his political career, Deal served as a private practice attorney.