Even though there are already a lot of posts concerning the timeline for hiring a tenure track position in the US, I am curious to know the current timeline amid the COVID-19 pandemic starting 2020.
Currently (in March), I have seen many top-tier/teaching institutions finalizing the positions for which they started the first-round interview in December 2020. However, there are still a few smaller universities that have just started the hiring process in February 2021, although their posting was in November 2020. In particular, I have had a first-round interview so far and was asked to wait for 4 weeks for the next decision. As far as I know, top candidates are normally contacted within 1-2 weeks from the first interview. Therefore, I am supposing that I am not their top choice if the current timeline is the same as before.
Anyone please share your experience.