Or is that just not even possible?
Date: 27 Dec 2010 16:01
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Unlikely but not impossible. Last year I got a phone interview invite around this time.
At one place I phone interviewed for in early-mid Dec, the search chair told me they wouldn't get back until after "winter break" and they gave me the specific dates of their vacation, which ended yesterday. Furthermore, some folks in my current department just exchanged emails about the lengths of their vacations, and they were all really modest (not spanning winter break). So I think it is definitely possible that while classes don't start for another several weeks, faculty are back in their offices and departments are reassembled soon.
Suspect at most we'll only schedule interviews this week for early january. For example if memory serves the Illinois Wesleyan University social job was originally hoping to bring people out the week of the 6th, and it would be nice to have more than 1 week notice ;)
p.s. I've totally made it worse for myself by thinking that! I wish I wasn't expecting to hear back for weeks and weeks. The suspense is killing me. :/