Rep. Chris Gibson has decided he will not run for governor in 2018, instead taking a teaching position as a visiting lecturer on leadership at Williams College.

Gibson will discuss his decision not to run for governor in an exclusive Capital Tonight interview to air at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on TWC News.

Gibson, 51, is expected to join the college in February 2017.

The move will allow him to publish and spend more time with his family.

First elected in 2010, Gibson had previously announced plans to term limit himself in office. Ultimately, he spent six years in the House of Representatives in a battleground Hudson Valley congressional district.

Gibson said he has always wanted to teach and write and previously taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and served as a military fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is the author of “Securing the State,” a book on national security decision making published by Ashgate in 2008.

He had previously formed an exploratory committee to run for governor and had traveled the state as his term in Congress was due to expire. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated he plans to run for a third term.

Gibson’s decision comes as the Cuomo administration is hitting a particularly rough point, with the governor’s former closest top aide under investigation. But Gibson said he still believes Republicans have a good chance to win in 2018 and defeat Cuomo. He anticipates supporting whoever the GOP nominee is at that time.

Gibson won re-election twice in the 19th congressional district, putting down a well-funded challenge from Democrat Sean Eldridge in 2014.