I had a phone interview with an R1 institution last week and they indicated that this was around the time they would extend offers for campus interviews. I missed a call from them today, but they did not leave a voicemail, call back, or send an email. What do you think are the odds that this is an interview offer? Seems like they would not call if I did not make initial short list, but given the stress associated with this process, it's hard to be confident about something like that.
Date: 08 Nov 2011 23:45
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Speaking from my experience, if a phone interview didn't turn into a campus interview I never heard from the search committee again (except for the occasional generic email/letter when the search is closed). I definitely do not want to get your hopes up, but I'd be surprised if the call wasn't to invite you out. While the lack of a message is weird, I can't fathom they were calling to let you know you're not getting an interview.
Good luck and hopefully you get a follow up call soon.
This just happened to me today. I missed two calls (they did not leave a message) and when I called them back, it was so that they could extend an invitation for an on-campus interview. I agree with socanon- I doubt they would be calling to let you know you didn't receive an interview, but you may want to return their call so you can figure out what's going on.
Only one way to find it out; call or email them! what is the point waiting.