UTPB is a great place to work. People are really nice. A new President started in July, 2017 and she is a breath of fresh air. She is looking at adding workforce and changing the look/feel of the University.
You will work hard for sure, but knowing you are working to make a difference in a students life is pretty cool.
The Odessa area is under rated. True, the oil fields are prominent but there is always something to do.... if you just leave your house. There is a lot of cultural events that happen not to mention the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.
People, being part of the University of Texas system