As some of you may know, I had a job interview at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Geißen, Germany on August 7. The job I applied for was a full-time tenured position to teach future English teachers English and how to teach it. They did not offer me that job, but gave it to the other applicant instead.
They did, however, say that I impressed them and that they wanted me to teach for them still. They offered me a two year position teaching English language courses and immediate admission to their PhD program for free! And we accepted! The position starts on October 1st, so we will be moving rather quickly (i.e. stay posted for an email listing all the housewares/furniture/cars we will be selling–everything’s got to go!). I just received an email today and it looks like I’ll be teaching some writing courses, which is right down my alley: I’ve been teaching writing at Missouri State since I started working on my master’s degree.
We are really excited about moving to Germany, but we are definitely very sad to leave all of our friends and family here. Come visit any time!
Want to see Giessen on a map? (It’s just left of the “G” in “Germany.”)