March 12, 2024

Upper School Chemistry Teacher

Full Time
Golda Och Academy
West Orange, NJ

About Golda Och Academy
Golda Och Academy (GOA) is recognized as one of the top Jewish day schools in the country, providing a vibrant learning community that prioritizes the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each student. Located in West Orange, New Jersey, GOA operates on two campuses – one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School – serving approximately 400 students from over 60 communities across the state.

We are currently ranked as the best Jewish day school in New Jersey by Our mission is to nurture the unique potential of each student through an exceptional Jewish and general studies education. Our students explore the world through the lens of Jewish values and develop a love of learning, a personal relationship with the State of Israel and its people, and a commitment to the betterment of the world through tikkun olam.

GOA is committed to diversity and inclusion, making all employment decisions without regard to race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected status. The school conducts pre-employment screenings, including background checks, to ensure the safety and security of its students and staff.

Salary requirements: $60,000 – $75,000

Role Description
This is a full-time on-site role for an Upper School Chemistry Teacher located in West Orange, NJ. The Chemistry Teacher will be responsible for lesson planning and teaching chemistry and physics to students. Effective communication with students and other staff members is also an important aspect of this role.


  • Teach Honors Chemistry and General Chemistry classes to high school students, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues to facilitate a collaborative educational experience.
  • Integrate technology into classroom instruction and utilize differentiated teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.
  • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills to foster a productive and respectful learning environment.
  • Collaborate meaningfully with colleagues to enhance curriculum development and instructional strategies.
  • Participate actively in the broader school community and engage in professional development opportunities.


  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant teaching experience, preferably in middle or high school settings.
  • Ability to start immediately (2023-2024 academic year)
  • Master’s degree and/or teaching certification preferred.
  • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required.
  • Ability and willingness to employ various teaching methods to engage students in group settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective classroom management and student-centered learning.
  • Dedication to collaborating with colleagues to enhance the overall educational experience.

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to We are hoping to fill this position immediately. Golda Och Academy offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, paid leave, retirement plan options, and other valuable programs.

Thank you for considering a career with Golda Och Academy!

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to