I'm currently a postdoc in Europe, and I'm originally from the U.S. I would like to return to the U.S. after my postdoc. I'm currently on the market. I have applied to mostly geographically limited locations in the U.S., as I can extend my postdoc one more year if I want to. The universities range from LAC to R1s. I was wondering if anyone had any insight into the likelihood that one of these positions would invite me for a campus interview while I'm in Europe. There are of course concerns regarding the cost of a trip, which ranges from $800 - $1500 (with multiple trips), depending on the date of the reservation and the dates of the trip. There are also time concerns such that it would take at least 24 hours to travel.
My question: Will a search committee seriously consider inviting me for a campus interview? I am wanting to hear from people who have been in the same position as me and also those who may have served on search committees in which they invited a candidate from Europe. I'm mostly concerned that I could be a "toss-up candidate," meaning that they could go either way with me but paying for my campus interview is the deciding factor (against me). Another related question, do searches typically have a budget for candidate travel?