Two months ago I was notified that I did not receive a full-time position. I was also informed of who was hired and why. Two weeks ago I was called for a final interview with the president of the university. I think this is odd. Does anybody have any ideas of why I would be invited for a final interview when the decision about who is being hired has already been made?
The chair of the department in the USA institution is the one who notified me, and everyone else, about who is receiving the position and why.
Any chance this might be a fake interview so the university can say they followed protocol? Does this happen in academia?