The Big Lebowski star will portray the vice dean of the school of air conditioning repair on the comedy series, New York Magazine reports.
"The Greendale Community College only has one part of it that is actually nationally renowned, and it's their air conditioning repair programme," series creator Dan Harmon said. "And it's sort of a separate annex on the campus that puts itself above the rest of the school, and ironically has more power than the campus itself."
Harmon went on to say that he looks forward to seeing Goodman's on screen interaction with Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on the NBC show.
"When I heard we were going after Goodman, I got really excited about the idea of Jim Rash and Goodman on camera together," he added.