Arne Kalleberg, CPC Fellow, New Senior Associate Dean

Jun 16, 2004

Arne Kalleberg, distinguished professor of sociology and senior associate dean of the Graduate School, has accepted the position of senior associate dean for the social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2004. He follows Richard Soloway, distinguished professor and former interim dean, who has decided to return to full-time teaching and research in the department of history.

Arne, who has been a member of our faculty since 1986, is an internationally renowned scholar, an award-winning teacher, and an outstanding administrator with significant leadership experience in service to his field and to the College and the University.

He chaired the department of sociology for two terms and later served as interim chair. He also served as interim senior associate vice chancellor for graduate studies and research for one year, and has been senior associate dean of the Graduate School since October 2001.

The Kenan professor of sociology and adjunct professor of management, Arne is a leading expert on the sociology of work, industry, occupation and organization. His most recent research focuses on changes in job quality in the United States, and on temporary, part-time and subcontract work and their effect on employees’ earnings, careers and work attitudes.

Arne is the co-author or editor of eight books and numerous journal articles, chapters, reviews and special reports. His most recent books are: “Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life” (2004), “Inequality: Structures, Dynamics and Mechanisms” (2004), “Sourcebook of Labor Markets: Evolving Structures and Processes” (2001), and “Manufacturing Advantage: Why High-Performance Work Systems Pay Off” (2000).

A recognized leader in his field, Arne currently serves on the editorial committee or board of five major journals and has been co-editing a major book series since 1983.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at UNC and is a visiting professor at the Norwegian School of Management. In 2001, he received the Excellence in Education Award from the Industrial Relations Research Association for outstanding teaching in the area of sociology of work.

Arne has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a B.A. in sociology from Brooklyn College. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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