Teaching is a Powerful Credential
Altogether, the number of institutions of higher learning in the United States approaches 4000, including more than 3000 nonprofit institutions. That's a much bigger pool of potential jobs than those offered at 200 or so research universities. And for most of those jobs, another first-author Science paper, or a strong argument for your ability to attract R01 funding, isn't the most important qualification.
Martine, Chris. "Teaching is a Powerful Credential." Science (2014) .