St. Joseph's College on Wednesday named former Rep. Tim Bishop as its distinguished professor of civic engagement and public service.

College president Jack Calareso announced the appointment at a college convocation in Brooklyn.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Bishop, a Southampton Democrat who served 12 years in Congress, will teach and mentor students, run seminars and conferences, and create a center for community solutions for local and national issues.

ColumnBishop signs on with D.C. lobbying firmStory10 PACs donate to Zeldin after Bishop lossStoryZeldin defeats Bishop for Congress

Bishop, who will work out of the college's Patchogue campus, also will focus on a program to identify and recruit students with potential who might not ordinarily seek college educations.

Before Congress, Bishop, 64, was a longtime dean at Southampton College.

Bishop will also work part time at a bipartisan lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.