As a retired teacher I might tell you that if you are interested in teaching in the present and possibly worsening economic situation, you might consider teaching out of field for a year or two depending on the teaching out of field rules in your area. I did teach out of field once and it landed the most prestigious job in the county during that year. Secondly to that, if you are not opposed to relocating overseas, there are often opportunities to teach for large corporations who hire workers from a non English speaking country and need someone to teach English. All they want the teachers to do is be certified (and not always that), be able to communicate well and speak the English language. You can find those type jobs with a Google search. While you are at it, Google me and see some of the writings I have done on education “Dr Robert E McGinnis” and please use the quotation marks to narrow down the field.
Be cautious about answering the ads on every Google search for jobs overseas, some of these are fake and some are simply looking for a registration fee. You might do best by going directly through human resources of some of the overseas companies. If you need for me to list some of the better overseas employers, let me know by return email.
Thank you for your constructive feedback. There have been many insightful responses to my post and I appreciate the time many of you have taken to give me specific advice in order to help my future career goals.
Furthermore, I wanted to clear up an issue being discussed on this thread. In my original post, I mention an interest in teaching alongside working. This statement may have been unclear. Since I eventually would like to teach, I am looking for advice in getting connected to universities in the city where I will be working in the future. I value work experience greatly and apologize for any confusion on the matter.