You never know what field he was in. Why doesn't he say? Had I gotten an MFA that would have not been my fate because I can type. Presumably he can type and get a job in data entry? I don't see anything misspelled. And yet, he doesn't document this using any citation method I've ever heard about. Why doesn't he provide us with links to his published papers? Also there is no punctuation. What happened to the idea of upper case and lower case? The sentences aren't even complete. Where's the subject in any of these sentences? Finally in the last sentence he says he will work for food, but he doesn't say what food he will want (probably a lobster quiche), and then he doesn't say what he can do aside from writing a presumably academic paper (did he publish them in a refereed journal?). This guy doesn't communicate very well.
If that's the
letter he sent to your department would you hire him? He probably did
his degree in ethnomusicology or some other field that is basically not
hiring since there are no interested students. I almost did my degree in French but people said there are no jobs in French. If there are, it would mean you are teaching 1st grade French to 20-year olds for the rest of your life. It wouldn't be like you're reading novels and talking about them in French.
I feel for this guy. On the other hand he's young, he can shave, he has a wedding ring, and his pants fit and are reasonably new. He has a decent haircut. His fingernails are clean and well-groomed. He looks reasonably bright and confident. Something here doesn't add up. The good thing is it
might warn people off from the academic gravy train especially if you
can't write in complete sentences or use a known citation method. Most importantly you have to be in a field that's hiring. English and mathematics are still mandatory in most of the 6000 colleges. I would choose one of those if you want to land a job. This guy might have been in Tibetan language, or in some other area where only two departments exist. Try finding a job in Finnish. In America there are only four or five schools that offer it, and each of these schools only have two or three people.
Rather than stand outside like this I would take another job outside my field rather than waiting for some serial killer to pick me up and chain me up in his basement while I twist macaroni in exchange for bread crumbs. Where is the logic in this man?