I had a phone interview last week and was told they'd be making their decisions sometime this week. Today I got an email from the department chair (not part of the search committee) saying I was recommended to him and that he'd like to talk to me on the phone. He described this call as "not an interview," but an opportunity to ask more questions or clarify things about the department.
Has anyone experienced something similar before? My guess is it's either the chair stamping final approval on who gets invited for a campus interview or that he's talking to a few candidates on the bubble for an invite. I'll take it as a good thing that at least I'm still in the running.