In STEM fields, US universities often spend 5+ months to finalize their decisions on assistant professorship positions, while UK universities do the same in almost a month. where do German universities lie in this spectrum?
In particular, I had submitted an application to a German university whose deadline was Sept. 15, 2022. I chased my application yesterday, and the secretary of the rektor told me
... thank you very much for your message. At the moment, I can only tell you that the work of the commission is not finished yet. We will contact you as soon as there is news.
According to the timing I cited above, is it likely that they have already conducted their interviews and those "news" would be just about rejection, or German universities are generally slow like Americans and there is a chance that they have not yet decided whom to be interviewed?