Damage Mechanisms of Fiberglass Reinforced Panel Airfield Matting Faculty Opportunity
Auburn, AL
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Reference Code
How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:
  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.
  • Number of Recommendations required- 1
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

If you have questions, send an email to AIRFORCE@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.


The Air Force Civil Engineer Center focuses on technologies applied to the civil engineer mission encompassing, among others, pavements, materials, soils, matting systems, infrastructure protection, system control, and energy.

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) is offering a research mentorship opportunity that will focus on damage mechanisms occurring to mat systems due to aerodynamic effects and other forces determined by dynamic loads,not clearly identified within a static scenario with emphasis on structural and geotechnical engineering theoretical principles as they apply to airfield pavement systems.

The selected participant will provide on-site mentorship to student participants with their project design, experimental approach, collection and analysis of data, and critical
interpretation of results in order to provide meaningful conclusions relevant to the understanding of advanced airfield pavement systems.

Appointment Length

This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by AFCEC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.

Relocation Allowance

Training and Travel Allowance

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.


On-site mentor shall be tenure-track (or full tenure) faculty member of Auburn University and have access to university resources and facilities.

Eligibility Requirements
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).

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