The former Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is taking up a new role at University College Dublin.
The man who steered the country through the pandemic is becoming an Adjunct Full Professor of Public Health at UCD's College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.
He will not be paid though, as the role is not a salaried position.
UCD says it welcomes Dr Holohan as someone of a "very high calibre" with experience in public health.
Dr Holohan announced his resignation as CMO back in March to take up a position at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
But following controversy over the Department of Health funding his open-ended secondment, he announced he would no longer take up that position.