An academia rock star is joining the University of Arizona faculty.
The university says linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky is joining faculty this month and will start teaching in Spring 2018.
Chomsky has been a regular guest speaker and has taught at the school for the past five years.
He'll now be a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics and will be the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in an environmental and social justice program.
Chomsky has written over 100 books, is known around the world for his social commentary and is regularly quoted in news stories. He is considered a pioneer of modern linguistics.
Chomsky told the university that he fell in love with Tucson's mountains and desert and that it has "an atmosphere that is peaceful and manageable."