What do y'all expect in re to timelines for November 1 deadlines? Would initial phone interviews happen before Thanksgiving?
This sort of thing varies drastically. During my job search I had some positions that arranged to set-up a phone interview within 2-weeks of the deadline and others that let things roll out to around 6-weeks. In one case, I had considerable action for one position only for it to go "silent" for a long time before resurrecting some 5 months later (apparently due to budget stuff). There's really little telling, but from my own experience, most places will do a phone interview within about 30-ish days of the deadline.
Wishing you good fortunes!
Our deadline is Dec 1 and we hope to do our phone interviews before X-mas and on-campus interviews Jan/Feb.
Remember also that some schools may be doing multiple searches. It may be months before they start setting up interviews for the other job search. For me, there was a 3 month gap between when the application was due and when I was contacted for a campus interview.