Library Director -- University of Texas of the Permian Basin -- Odessa, TX

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) is seeking a student centered, “hands-on”, highly motivated and creative individual to join our team as our DIRECTOR OF THE J. CONRAD DUNAGAN LIBRARY.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director is responsible for the administration, supervision, and planning of the campus Library. Duties include administering the Library budget and contracts for services and equipment, supervising and evaluating library staff, developing and implementing library policies, developing and promoting new library initiatives and technology, preparing reports, working with academic and other institutional units to support programs, achieve and maintain regional and specialized accreditation, overseeing and maintaining the library building, its collections, and equipment, representing the library on campus and in the community and at professional meetings, and performing other duties as assigned.

UTPB located in Odessa, Texas offers the highest quality education and research in the Permian Basin. The university is a rapidly growing institution and is a top public regional university. Recently UTPB was ranked in the top 15 four-year colleges in the nation. UTPB graduates who apply to medical or health professional schools achieve a 78% first-time acceptance rate. All this points to an institution clearly focused on students and academic success.

As an academic institution of the acclaimed University of Texas System, UTPB offers a wide variety of bachelor and master’s degrees through its four academic colleges with award winning programs in education, business, and visual arts. UTPB has established international programs in Mexico and China, and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Given its location UTPB is at the heart of energy solutions for Texas and the nation and offers professionally accredited programs in mechanical and petroleum engineering. The world-class Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center exemplifies UTPB’s impact on West Texas. This fall UTPB begins its second season of NCAA Division II football.

Founded in 1973, UTPB has more than 15,000 alumni. The institution’s budget exceeds $80 million and UTPB is composed of more than 270 faculty members, and nearly 6,000 students.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institutions, an earned doctorate is preferred, possession of a minimum of five years’ experience in progressively more responsible positions in academic librarianship. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish strong working relationship with faculty, staff and others. Demonstrate ability to exercise independent, sound, analytical/diagnostic judgements. Flexibility to manage complex roles, which require a broad base of knowledge. Ability to travel both by car and plane for University business. Possesses a valid and unencumbered driver’s license. Ability to pass a criminal background check.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits that include 12 days paid vacation and 14 paid holidays each year, free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement package.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

Sasha McEachern
University of Texas, Permian Basin
4901 E University Blvd. MB 4224, Odessa, TX 79765

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Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director, Office of Human Resources. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is committed to providing equal employment and education opportunities free from illegal discrimination and ensures this commitment to nondiscrimination by informing employees and students of their rights and responsibilities, conducting fair and timely complaint investigations, and acting as an overall resource to employees and students. The University is an equal opportunity employer and employs without regard to sex, race, color national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

The Office of Human Resources coordinates Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability. Contact us at The Office of Human Resources, UT Permian Basin, 4901 East University, Mesa Building #4224, Odessa, Texas 79762, call (432) 552-2747 or email at

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