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For over half a century, the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara has been home to top scholars engaged in cutting edge research. The Department prides itself on first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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The University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Political Science seeks a scholar in political methodology for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2018. We welcome scholars working either in methods or applied methods within any of the traditional subfields of political science. 

  • UCSB Professor Neil Narang

Political Science professor Neil Narang completes a prestigious fellowship at the Pentagon.



Research by Professor Leah Stokes shows how the framing of messages affects the way people think...

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