Saturday, June 01, 2013

HIRED!!

I woke up to good news this morning: the Catholic University of Daegu is offering me a job. I received the following email:

Dear Kevin,

I'm writing this email to offer you the teaching position at our university. Simeon and I enjoyed the interview a lot even though the connection was not very good.

It seems that you will be a good addition to our program.

Mr. P, who is an administration staff in Foreign Language Education Center at CUD, will tell you what documents you should prepare for the employment process.

I am looking forward to working with you.

Best regards,

[Professor Y]

I'm elated. I feel I've got something to live for. I emailed my contact, Scott, at Daegu Haany University to see whether DHU was any closer to hiring me; I told Scott that if I didn't hear back from DHU in 24-36 hours, I would accept CUD's job offer. To be honest, I'd rather be working at DHU, but I'm sincerely happy to have been engaged by CUD, despite the school's bovine acronym. In the eyes of the ROK government, I'm gonna be a professor!

There seems to be little point in making the interview video for Gachon University now. I know I won't hear back from GU for at least a week; meanwhile, the clock is ticking. I'll need to send CUD an "I accept!" email within the next day or so.


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20 comments:

John said...

Congrats! So happy to hear this news. I had a good feeling about CUD!

The Maximum Leader said...

Fantastic news!

John said...

Congratulations!!! That really made my weekend!

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Great news, and I'm pleased to see that you weren't cowed by CUD! Milk this position for all you can . . .

(Captcha: "sinner larlps")

Jeffery Hodges

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Anonymous said...

Congrats, Chief! Really happy for you.

Aaron

Anonymous said...

So awesome! Will you speak Korean with a kyungsan accent?

Good job big h!

Regards

A guy who does not read the blog

hahnak said...

HELL YEAH! it was all worth it!!! CONGRATS, kevin!!! hanguk, ho!

Kevin Kim said...

Tom, I know that's you, you fucker.

To all of you: thanks so much for the support.

Dustyr55 said...

Congratulations! So glad to hear you've been offered a job. All the best to you.

Todd Thacker said...

Great news Kevin! I hope you'll come down to Jeju sometime. I'll give you the tour...

Kelly said...

Congrats!

Sperwer said...

Great news; congratulations.

Kevin Kim said...

Thanks, everyone.

Lorianne said...

Congratulations! I hope CUD realizes how lucky they are to have you aboard!

Kevin Kim said...

Thanks, Lorianne, and I hope your students realize how lucky they are to have you as a mentor.

(Have you ever checked your RateMyProfessors.com rating? I have! The kids love you.)

Smallholder said...

Calooh! Callay!

Malcolm Pollack said...

Belated congratulations, Kevin!

ZenKimchi said...

Funk yeah!

Justin said...

Congrats, Kevin!

Now you can stop trying (to succeed) so fucking hard!

Make sure to pig out on greasy, deep fried, American-sized combo platters before you go!

holdenbeck said...

Congratulations, Kevin. I'm glad things worked out. I hope your experience in Daegu is everything you've been looking for. (What I remember of the city itself was pretty good.)