This morning I received the following from the University of Tulsa. I had forgotten that I applied there at all, and have since accepted a position at another school, so this isn't really a big deal either way. But I still think that I could easily have read this letter and assumed that they decided to hire me:
Professor Coyle Neal
Dear Professor Coyle:
I am writing to let you know that we have completed our search for an American Politics specialist.
The search committee was very impressed with the quality of the candidates that applied for our position, but unfortunately we can only hire one person. Thanks for allowing us to look over your materials. Please accept my very best wishes for your future success.
[Chair of the American Politics Search Committee]